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Math 127 Study Guide for Exam 1

by: Monica Weisenbach

Math 127 Study Guide for Exam 1 MATH127

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Monica Weisenbach
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Calculus I for Life and Social Science Majors
Thurlow Cook

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This is the study guide for Math 127's first exam. Covers some important algebra concepts, functions and derivatives.
Calculus I for Life and Social Science Majors
Thurlow Cook
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Umass Amherst, UMass, math 127, Calculus
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This 5 page Study Guide was uploaded by Monica Weisenbach on Saturday February 21, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to MATH127 at University of Massachusetts taught by Thurlow Cook in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 228 views. For similar materials see Calculus I for Life and Social Science Majors in Mathematics (M) at University of Massachusetts.

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Date Created: 02/21/15
Study Guide for Math 127 Important Algebra to Remember A function is a relation between the domain x input and the range y output There is only one x per y but can be multiple X s per y Vertical Line Rule a vertical line drawn through the graph should only hit the graph once Slope is the average rate of change found with the equation Y1YoX1Xo slope gt 0 means the graph is increasing slope lt 0 means the graph is decreasing the slope of a horizontal line is O a vertical line has no slope and is not a function A linear function is represented by the equation ymxb m is the slope riserun and b is the yintercept A quadratic equation is yx2 possibly combined with a linear equation yax2bxc with c being the yintercept Quadratics can be solved to find the roots X s by factoring or the quadratic equation bb24ac2a Sinx and cosx are periodic functions They both have a period of 211 as both functions are derived from circles and both have an amplitude of 1 so the range is 1gtgt1 For AsinBx A is the amplitude and the period of B2n Logabx means aXb just plain og without an added base is base 10 and In is base e e standing for Euler s number No logarithms of negative numbers Manipulating Functions and Graphs fx2x1 gxx21 New functions can be created from operations with these ones fgx fXgX 2X1 X21 X22X2 fgx fXgx 2X1 X21 2X1X21 X22X fgx fXgX 2X1X21 2X32XX21 2X3X22X1 fgX fX21 2X2 2X221 2X23 gfX g2X1 2X121 4X24X1 1 4X24X2 fgx fxgx 2X1x21 gfx gxfx x212x1 Graphs can be easily manipulated as well take yx2 Try it on a calculator x22 will move the graph to the right two units x22 will move the graph to the left two units x22 will move the graph up two units x22 will move the graph down two units 2X2 will shrink the graph 5x2 will expand the graph Continuity To be continuous at a point the graph must be unbroken For example X2 is continuous at all points while X22x2 has a hole at x2 because that value of x makes a dividebyzero error E Con rm ouS N 0139 Carthnu ouS What is a Derivative The derivative is the instantaneous rate of change It s the slope of a point and another point very close to it So close it s basically O The other point is on a line tangent to the point on the equation means it s linear Some notations for derivative is f x AyAx dxdy ddy It s important to note that the derivative is not the same for each point The formula for the derivative is lim hgtgtO fxhfxh The equation derived from this formula works to find the derivative for all points The derivative of a linear function is m for all points A constant has a derivative of zero If f x is positive the graph is increasing and if f x is negative the graph is decreasing At the very top of a curve the derivative is a horizontal line and therefore 0 As the distance h between xa and the other points decreases the line gets steeper and steeper until it becomes the tangentHne Ex What s the derivative of fxx2 lim xh2x2 x22xhh2x2 2xhh2 h2xh 2Xh 2xO 2x hgtgtO h h h h 1 1 Remember to take the limit after the h is canceled out of the bottom Power Functions Power functions x to a constant power follow a rule with their derivatives The rule for power function derivatives is as follows f x of XN NXN1 ExponenHaIFunc ons Exponential functions a constant to a variable power also have a rule with their denva ves The rule for the derivative of exponential functions is f x of NX NXlnN For the function fxeX the derivative would be simply eX as In is base e Manipulating Derivatives 39 fg X f X J X af x af x Using the above rules and the rules for power or exponential functions can make finding derivatives of more complex functions easier If you have an equation like y4x33x25x22 you can take the derivative from each term 4x343x2 3x232x 5x5 220 leading to 12x26x5 Second Derivatives The second derivative comes from taking the derivative of a function s derivative The second derivative is written as f x f f x gt O the graph is concave up If f x lt O the graph is concave down


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