First Midterm: 8:45 pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bring a photo ID. No calculators will be allowed. Bring a pen to the exam: while you may do the midterm in pencil (or crayon), you can only contest grading of problems done in nonerasable ink. Sorry. The midterm covers the material in Chapter 2 of the text, with knowledge of chapter 1 and Appendix A, B, and C assumed as background.Doing all of the homework problems prior to the exam is a very good idea. Doing additional problems from the text can be helpful.
In order to help you review and prepare, David Kahn has kindly posted some chapters from his book:
 Chapter 3: Limits (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 4: Continuity (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 5: Definition of the Derivative (solutions to problems)
In addition, there will be a Review Session held on Sunday,
February 22 from 57pm in ESS 001. This session was videotaped, and
posted on the class video page.
The lectures on Wednesday and/or Thursday will almost certainly be
review/problem sessions as well.
You should be able to do all the problems on the exams from previous semesters that you see below. Note that our exam will have different problems, in possibly different formats, from any of these old exams. Still, they should give you an idea of the range and difficulty to expect.
 Spring 2007 (solutions).
 Fall 2008 (solutions).
 Spring 2009 (solutions).
 Fall 2009 (solutions).
 Spring 2014 (solutions).
Results: Below is a graph of the score distribution on the exam.


There were three different versions of the exam. Here is the vanilla version (and the solutions), the chocolate version (and its solutions), or maybe the lemon chiffon version (solutions) is your pleasure. They are pretty similar, despite the flavors. If you see any typos, let me know.
Second Midterm: 8:45 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The second midterm will cover the material we have covered since the first exam: Sections 3.13.9 of the text, on the various methods of calculating derivatives.
As before, David Kahn has kindly posted some chapters from his book to help you prepare:
 Chapter 6a: the Power Rule (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 6b: the Product, Quotient, and Chain Rules (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 6c: Derivatives of Trig Functions (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 7: Implicit Differentiation (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 8: Equations of Tangent Lines (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 11: Derivatives of Logs and Exponentials (solutions to problems)
 Chapter 17: Inverse Trig Functions (solutions to problems)
Here are some old exams (or sample problems) from previous semesters to help
you prepare. All of these occured a bit later in the semester than ours
did, so a few problems on each cover material we haven't done yet. These
problems are noted.
 Fall 2008 midterm (solutions).
 Fall 2009 midterm (solutions).
 Spring 2014 samples (solutions).
 Spring 2014 midterm2 (solutions, with corrected answer for 6b).
 Practice problems for midterm 2 (solutions).
David Kahn will be holding a review session on Sunday, March 31 from 57pm in ESS001. If you miss it, the video will be up on the class video page late on monday.
Results: Below is a graph of the score distribution on the exam.


If you want to relive the magic, you can grab a copy of the midterm and go wild. The exam came in three tropical flavors: mango (solutions), papaya (solutions), and pineapple (solutions).
Final Exam: during the week of April 27, and 8 am on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The final will be cumulative, covering everything that we have done in the class.
The final will be given in two parts, as described below.
 Part I will be pass/fail, and focus on the more basic material in
the course. It consists of 12 very straightforward questions, with passing
being 9 or more correct. This will be given in recitation during the
week of April 26.
If you pass pass Part I, you are guaranteed a C or better on the final and hence in the course.
If you fail Part I the first time, you will have additional opportunities to take it again, including during the scheduled time of the final (8am, May 13).  Part II will consist only of more challenging questions, and can be taken only if you pass Part I. It will determine what grade better than C you get on the final. This will be held at the scheduled time of 8 am on May 13. Note that if you passed part I and are happy with a C, you do not need to take Part II.
To prepare for Part I of the final, you might find doing the practice problems for part 3a of the math placement exam. These are drawn from a test bank, so you will get slightly different problems if you do them again. Note that some of these problems could be a little harder than part I, but are also multiple choice (Part I will not be multiple choice).
Some problems that would be appropriate for Part I of the final can be found here (and the solutions).
As before, David Kahn put up some chapters from his book to help you get ready. Other chapters listed above are also relevant, of course. Certain aspects are relevant for either Part I or Part II of the final.
 Chapter 10: Related Rates (solutions to problems)
Here are some finals (or sample finals) from previous years to help you study. Keep in mind, however, that these do not have the Part 1/Part 2 structure. Please work the problems before reading the solutions, or they won't do you any good.
Results: If you took part 2 of the final, you know that there were no
"easy" problems.
For people who did not quite pass part 1, their grade on the final was
either F, D or C; people who passed part 1 have grades on the final of C or
higher.
Below is a graph of the score distribution on the final. This includes
people who passed part 1, but chose not to do part 2, which is why the bar
for C is so high.


You can check your grade in the Grade Center on blackboard.