MATH 2301-102 and -103 Fall 2017 Calculus I Sample Test Questions

The tests are cumulative and can include Pre-Calculus material as described in the MATH 2301 Calculus I Student Handbook. Here we give some sample questions, mostly from old tests. They are split up by the new sections covered on each test. In some cases part of the problem is deciding which method to use, so you may be able to do the problem using methods from earlier sections. Solutions to these problems are not posted because posting them would encourage you to settle for familiarity (the posted solution makes sense) rather than mastery (you are sure your own solution is correct). I recommend you work in this order:

  1. Read the book and understand the explanations and examples.
  2. Do the text homework and online homework, which have answers available.
  3. Do these sample problems. If you did the first two steps well enough, then you should be confident in your solutions.

PreCalculus; Sections 1.3 and 1.4

Sections 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3

Sections 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8

Sections 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7

Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4

Sections 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7

Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3

Martin J. Mohlenkamp

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