Math 121 - Exam 1 Study Guide
- Use the table of values to evaluate the combination and composition of
functions. Eight parts. Look at problem 1.4.53 and supplemental exercise
- Rewrite the function without absolute value notation. Look at problem
- Identify each function as odd, even, or neither. Two parts. Look at problem
- Determine whether the graph of each relation is symmetric about the x-axis,
y-axis, or origin. Four parts. Look at problems 1.4.70-71.
- Given the value of one trigonometric function, draw an appropriate triangle
and find the values of the other five trigonometric functions. Look at
problems 15-16 in Appendix E.
- Identify the translation and the new domain and range for each function.
Five parts. Similar to the example worked in class or look at the lecture
notes for section 1.5 from College Algebra.
- Complete the identities for the addition, subtraction, double angle, or half
angle formulas from trig. Four parts. Look at formulas 34-46 in Appendix
- Simplify trigonometric functions. Ten parts. Look at problem 1.6.33
- Find the dimensions of a solid that minimize the surface area. Look at
problem 1.1.11. The geometric formulas necessary are given on the test.
- Consider a polynomial function. Know the number of real or complex
zeros, the maximum number of turns, the right hand behavior, and the left
hand behavior of the graph. Look at the review of polynomials on page 68
and the section 3.2 lecture notes from College Algebra.
- Consider a rational function. Know whether the graph will touch or cross
the x-axis, the right hand and left hand behavior (horizontal asymptotes),
behavior at vertical asymptotes. Read the review of rational functions on
page 69 and the section 3.5 lecture notes from College Algebra.
- Consider the position curve shown in the graph. Find the instantaneous
velocity at a point and the average velocity over a given interval. Look at
- Match the graph with the function. Eight parts. Look at problem 1.6.11.
- Most problems are similar to those in the textbook.