First Midterm: 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2011Bring 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 non-erasable ink. Sorry.
The midterm covers sections 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 5.10 and 6.1 of the text
(sections 5.1-5.4 were review and won't be explicitly covered, but knowledge
of the material is relevant).
Doing all of the homework problems prior to the exam is a very good idea. Doing additional problems from the text can be helpful.
It is important that you know the basic collection of integrals (which correspond to the derivatives of the standard functions), standard trig identities, etc. A list of these appears on page 358 of your text and inside the front cover (or see here).
Except as noted, you should be able to do all the problems on these practice (and actual) exams from previous semesters. Of course, ability to do all of these is not a guarantee of success on the midterm; the actual exam will cover similar material, not identical problems.
- Midterm from Spring 2010 [solutions]
- Midterm 2 for 126, Spring 2010 (Does not include material from sections 5.10 or 6.1) [solutions]
- Practice Exam, Fall 2006 (Note that problems 6 and 7 cover material not on our exam 1). [solutions]
- Practice Exam, Spring 2005 (Note that problem 6 covers material not on our exam 1). [solutions]
- Midterm, Spring 2004 (Note that problem 4 covers material not on our exam 1). [solutions]
Review Sessions: There will be two review sessions:
- Sunday, October 2, 2-4pm, in ESS 001
- Tuesday, October 4, 6:50-8:10pm, Old Engineering 143
Results: If you received a grade of less than 90 on this midterm, you are in danger of needing to retake the course. If you expect to get a grade of C or higher, you will need to change how you approach this class. If you are irrecoverably lost, you might want to consider moving to MAT126 or MAT131 instead; this can be done by filing this form with the registrar before 4pm on 10/21.
Below is a graph of the score distribution on the exam.
You can check your grade here.
Second Midterm: 8:30 pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2011
PLEASE BRING A PEN, as well as a photo ID. While you may do the midterm in pencil (or crayon), you can only contest grading of problems done in non-erasable ink.
Locations: Below are the locations of the rooms for the exam. Note that you will be in the same room you were in for the first exam.
|R01, R02, R08||Caner Koca, Ye Sle Cha||Old Engineering 143|
|R03, R04, R05||Nissim Ranade, Joseph Thurman||Old Engineering 145|
|R07, R09, R10||Eitan Chatav, Patricio Gallardo, Robert Kozma||ESS 001|
Material: The second midterm will cover the material we have covered since the first exam. That is, volumes, arc length, average value, work, (skip pressure, centroids, center of mass), polar coordinates (graphs and area), sequences, and infinite sums (including power series). These topics are covered in the textbook in sections 6.2 through 6.6, appendix H, and sections 8.1 through 8.5.
I am pulling together some practice exams from previous semesters. Unfortunately, in previous semesters, the timing of the second exam and the order in which they did the material differed, so it makes this more complicated. Keep in mind that ability to do these problems is no guarantee of success on the midterm; the actual exam will cover similar material, not identical problems.
- Mat132 Midterm, Spring 2010 (solutions). This midterm did not cover material on polar coordinates, infinite series or sequences; ours will.
- Practice problems, Fall 2011 (solutions). A bunch of problems on polar coordinates, infinite sequences, infinite sums, and so on that aren't covered on the above midterm.
- Problems from URI, Spring 2011 (solutions). These are adapted from a course at URI. It looks weird because I "removed" questions on topics not on our exam.
Review Session: Tuesday Nov 1 6:40pm-8:10pm, Old Engineering 143
Results: Below is a graph of the score distribution on the exam.
You can check your grade here.
Exam: You can get a copy of the exam, and also the solutions. Only a limited number of these valuable collector's editions will be printed, so they are sure to increase in value. They are available in two flavors: papaya (solutions) and mango (solutions). Order now! Operators are standing by.
Final Exam: 8:15pm on Monday, December 19, 2011
The final will be cumulative, covering everything that we have done in the
class. However, extra emphasis will be on material since the second
Please bring a photo ID to the final.
The final will have two parts.
- The first part will consist of a number of easy questions covering the basic material in the class. If you get at least 80% on this part, you will get a grade of at least C on the final.
- The second part will contain more challenging, multi-step problems and will determine whether you get an A, B, or C on the final. It is unlikely that anyone who can't get a C from the first part will garner enough points on the second part to get a grade better than C, but I guess it could happen. Sometimes pigs can fly, right?
Locations: Below are the locations of the rooms for the exam. Note that LOCATIONS HAVE CHANGED from the midterms.
|R01, R03, R04, R05||Caner Koca, Nissim Ranade, Joseph Thurman||ESS 001|
|R02, R07, R08, R09, R10||Ye Sle Cha, Eitan Chatav, Patricio Gallardo, Robert Kozma||Union Auditorium|
Practice exams: Here are some practice problems from previous years. Note that the selection of topics covered is not exhaustive: there are topics we have covered that may be on the final which are not covered in these exams (for example, neither of these has polar coordinates or complex numbers, but ours will).
- Sample final, Fall '06 (solutions). [These are more difficult than the final below, but not more difficult than you should be able to do]
- final, spring 2002 (solutions). [All of these problems are fairly straightforward.]
In addition to the above problems, there is a collection of more than 80 review problems on WebAssign, which count as extra credit on your homework score (a half point each). You can also use the old homework problems, especially the "Try Another Version" feature.
- In class, last 2 or 3 lectures.
- Friday, Dec 16, 2:15-5:00pm, Javits 111 (this is a "problem session." You need to ask questions.)
Results: The performance on the final was, overall, pretty disappointing. I was particularly disappointed in how many people think that 0-4=0, and on how people did on part 1 in general. But finals are a stressful time, so I guess your brains were not firing on all cylinders. No one passed part 1 that didn't also get enough points on part 2 for a C. There were lots of flying pigs after all! Also, it seems that a large fraction of the class can't has reading after all (image courtesy Louise Deon).
Below is a graph of the score distribution on the exam. This is based on the combination of parts 1 and 2.
You can check your grade here.
Course Grade OverallBased on the final, you'd think that there were more low grades, but overall, a lot of people did OK.
The homework grades were pretty high overall, see the graph below:
And here is the distribution of grades given. Half of the class got a grade of B or better. The number of A grades was more than usual for this class.