## Suggestions for Studying for Quiz 1

The first quiz will cover implicit differentiation and the material we learned last semester about finding derivatives. A good way to study for this quiz is to do some of the review problems on pages 298-301.

You may use your calculator as long as it is a TI83/84 Plus or TI83/84 Plus Silver Edition, or has similar capabilities. You may not use a TI/89 on the quiz. If you have a calculator other than a TI83/84 Plus or TI83/84 Plus Silver Edition, please talk with me.

#### You will be tested on your ability to:

• State the formal definition of the derivative.
• Find a derivative using the difference quotient.
• Estimate the value of a derivative using a table.
• Use information about a function's first and second derivative to determine information about the graph of the function (and vice versa).
• Find derivatives using the the rules we learned last semester.
• Find the tangent line approximation (local linearization) of a function at a point and use it to approximate values of the function.
• Differentiate implicitly.

#### You should be able to:

• Use exponent rules to simplify expressions,
• Simplify complex fractions,
• Factor polynomials,
• Do other algebraic manipulations,
• Understand functions,
• Use your calculator to graph functions and find values of functions.

#### Students who have taken MCS118/119 in the past suggest that the best ways to study are:

• Study frequently, in small doses.
• Do the homework every night.
• Go to class, pay attention, and ask questions.
• Read the text sections to be covered before and after class.
• Use office hours and tutors.