**Exam 2 Review Topics, Fall,
2008**

**Basics: **Derivatives,
tangent line approximation, linearization, differentials, critical points (2
types), inflection points, local extrema, absolute extrema, increasing and decreasing, concave down and
concave up, mean values.

**Techniques: **All
differentiation rules: summation rule, scalar product rule, product rule,
quotient rule, chain rule. Implicit differentiation. Tangent line approximation, equation of tangent line, linearization,
differentials. Finding critical points, finding
absolute extrema on closed intervals, 1^{st}
derivative test for local extrema. Determining the signs of derivative functions over intervals
segmented by critical points, determining increasing and decreasing intervals
of functions. Determining the signs of the second
derivatives of functions, determining the interval of concave down and concave
up and points of inflection. Sketch graphs of functions featuring local extrema, intervals of increasing and decreasing, intervals
of concave down and concave up, and points of inflection. Mean Value Function
Theorem.

**Elementary Functions:** Derivative of power functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions,
trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions

**Calculator Skills:** Sketch graphs, tracing intersection points and roots, finding numerical
limits

**Miscellaneous Techniques: **quadratic formula for roots, factorization of a^2-b^2, a^3-b^3, long
division, multiply and divide to maintain and transform quantities. Basic forms
and shapes of polynomials: linear function, parabola, cubic polynomials,
definitions of trigonometric functions and their inverse functions, exponential
functions, and logarithmic functions, basic identities of trigonometric
functions including double angle and half angle formulas, basic rules, identities,
and limiting properties as x → ∞ for exponential and logarithmic
functions, special values of trigonometric functions and their inverses, and special values of exponential and
logarithmic functions

**Partial Review Problems**: All homework, quiz, lecture example problems, and sample exams