# 009A Sample Final 3

This is a sample, and is meant to represent the material usually covered in Math 9A for the final. An actual test may or may not be similar.

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## Problem 1

Find each of the following limits if it exists. If you think the limit does not exist provide a reason.

(a)  $\lim _{x\rightarrow 0}{\frac {\sin(5x)}{1-{\sqrt {1-x}}}}$ (b)  $\lim _{x\rightarrow 8}f(x),$ given that  $\lim _{x\rightarrow 8}{\frac {xf(x)}{3}}=-2$ (c)  $\lim _{x\rightarrow -\infty }{\frac {\sqrt {9x^{6}-x}}{3x^{3}+4x}}$ ## Problem 2

Find the derivative of the following functions:

(a)  $g(\theta )={\frac {\pi ^{2}}{(\sec \theta -\sin 2\theta )^{2}}}$ (b)  $y=\cos(3\pi )+\tan ^{-1}({\sqrt {x}})$ ## Problem 3

Find the derivative of the following function using the limit definition of the derivative:

$f(x)=3x-x^{2}$ ## Problem 4

Discuss, without graphing, if the following function is continuous at  $x=0.$ $f(x)=\left\{{\begin{array}{lr}{\frac {x}{|x|}}&{\text{if }}x<0\\0&{\text{if }}x=0\\x-\cos x&{\text{if }}x>0\end{array}}\right.$ If you think  $f$ is not continuous at  $x=0,$ what kind of discontinuity is it?

## Problem 5

Calculate the equation of the tangent line to the curve defined by  $x^{3}+y^{3}=2xy$ at the point,  $(1,1).$ ## Problem 6

Let

$f(x)=4+8x^{3}-x^{4}$ (a) Over what  $x$ -intervals is  $f$ increasing/decreasing?

(b) Find all critical points of  $f$ and test each for local maximum and local minimum.

(c) Over what  $x$ -intervals is  $f$ concave up/down?

(d) Sketch the shape of the graph of  $f.$ ## Problem 7

Compute

(a)  $\lim _{x\rightarrow 0}{\frac {x}{3-{\sqrt {9-x}}}}$ (b)  $\lim _{x\rightarrow \pi }{\frac {\sin x}{\pi -x}}$ (c)  $\lim _{x\rightarrow -2}{\frac {x^{2}-x-6}{x^{3}+8}}$ ## Problem 8

Boyle's Law states that when a sample of gas is compressed at a constant temperature, the pressure  $P$ and volume  $V$ satisfy the equation  $PV=C$ where  $C$ is a constant. Suppose that at a certain instant, the volume is  $600{\text{ cm}}^{3},$ the pressure is  $150{\text{ kPa}},$ and the pressure is increasing at a rate of  $20{\text{ kPa/min}}.$ At what rate is the volume decreasing at this instant?

## Problem 9

Let

$g(x)=(2x^{2}-8x)^{\frac {2}{3}}$ (a) Find all critical points of  $g$ over the  $x$ -interval  $[0,8].$ (b) Find absolute maximum and absolute minimum of  $g$ over  $[0,8].$ ## Problem 10

Let  $y=\tan(x).$ (a) Find the differential  $dy$ of  $y=\tan(x)$ at  $x={\frac {\pi }{4}}.$ (b) Use differentials to find an approximate value for  $\tan(0.885).$ Hint:  ${\frac {\pi }{4}}\approx 0.785.$ 