# Name (print): ID number: University of British Columbia MIDTERM TEST: SCIE 001 MATHEMATICS

```Name (print):
ID number:
University of British Columbia
MIDTERM TEST: SCIE 001 MATHEMATICS
Date: October 20, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
Number of pages: 8 (including cover page)
Exam type: Closed book
Aids: No calculators or other electronic aids
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any examination material from the examination room without
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Candidates must follow any additional examination rules or directions communicated by the instructor or invigilator.
Question
Mark
Maximum mark
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6
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6
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6
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5
6
6
Total
35
1. Calculate the following limits, or explain why they do not exist (δ − ε proofs are not necessary, but show
steps in the calculation).
x
1. (a) [3 marks] lim q
x→∞
2
(2x + 1)
x2 − 14x + 49
x→7
sin (x − 7)
1. (b) [3 marks] lim
2
2. Find the derivatives of the following functions (after differentiating, simplification is not necessary).
2. (a) [3 marks] f (x) =
p
x+
√
x
2. (b) [3 marks] e3x ln(5x + 1)
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3. [6 marks]Let f (x) =
x
1
2x
+1
if x ≤ 2
.
if x &gt; 2
3. (a) Sketch the function, making sure to label your axes.
3. (b) Let ε = 34 . Find some δ &gt; 0 such that |f (x) − 2| &lt; ε whenever 0 &lt; |x − 2| &lt; δ. Explain why your
choice of δ is suitable. You may refer to your picture in part (a).
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4. [6 marks] Let f be a function such that |f (x)| ≤ x2 for all x.
4. (a) Prove that f is continuous at 0 (a δ − ε argument is not necessary).
4. (b) Prove that f is differentiable at 0 (a δ − ε argument is not necessary).
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5. [5 marks] A function f is said to have a fixed point at c if f (c) = c. For example, the function f (x) = x2
has fixed points at 0 and 1. Let f be any continuous function with domain [0, 1] and range [0, 1]. Prove
that f has a fixed point. (Hint: consider the function g(x) = f (x) − x.)
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6. [6 marks] Find all nonnegative values of the constant E ≥ 0 such that there is a function Ψ(x) which
is: not identically zero, differentiable on the interval [0, 1], twice differentiable on the interval (0, 1), and
which satisfies the second-order ordinary differential equation
Ψ00 + EΨ = 0,
0 &lt; x &lt; 1,
and the two boundary conditions
Ψ0 (0) = 0,
Ψ0 (1) = 0.
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This page may be used for rough work. It will not be marked.
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