NOTES on FINAL EXAM for Math151 Fall 2006:
The FINAL EXAM will be held in the LECTURE HALL (Buehler 300)
on Friday December 8 from 10:15-12:15. Bring a calculator and pencils
and please try to arrive a few minutes before 10:15 so that we
can spread out across the room.
An extra help/review session will be held in the lecture hall
at the normal class time on Wednesday December 6 starting at 10AM
and ending at 11AM.
As I described in class, here are some comments about the
coverage of the Final Exam
The exam is comprehensive, covering the topics from the entire
semester, but with emphasis on the material covered since the
last exam. You should look over the previous exams for practice
and to refresh your memory of topics we covered.
Some problems that will definitely be on the Final:
1. A problem similar to the drug dosage problem assigned as
homework.
2. A first order difference equation problem, described in words
similar to the one covered in class on Monday.
3. A second order difference equation problem with initial
conditions.
4. Calculating the limit of some sequences.
5. A problem using log-log or semi-log graphs.
Some topics that will not be on the Final exam:
1. Solutions to second order difference equations that involve
sin and cos arising from complex conjugate roots of the
characteristic equation.
2. Memorizing the form of any difference equation models for
population growth (e.g. Ricker, logistic, or the natural selection
models in population genetics), however you should know the
models for geometric and exponential growth and decay.
3. Computing the least squares fits and R^2 numerically from
formulae, though you should be able to estimate these from a
scatter plot as was done on earlier exams.
4. Any Matlab information