# 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: February 14, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
Number of pages: 7 (including cover page)
Exam type: Closed book
Aids: No calculators or other electronic aids
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Question
Mark
Maximum mark
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9
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7
3
6
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Total
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1. Evaluate the following integrals.
Z
1. (a) [3 marks]
x cos 5x dx
Z
1. (b) [3 marks]
0
Z
1. (c) [3 marks]
1
y2
y+1
dy
+ 2y − 5
sin3 ωt dt, where ω 6= 0 is a constant
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2. [7 marks] Using the general slicing method, evaluate a definite integral to find the volume of a tetrahedron
(pyramid with four triangular faces), all of whose edges have a length L. Remember to give justification.
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3. [6 marks] Prove that
100
X
k=1
1
ek/100
1
1
&lt; 100 1 −
. (Hint: consider the function f (x) = x .)
e
e
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4. [5 marks] For a mass m kg at a height h ≥ 0 m above the surface of the earth, the gravitational force,
in N, acting on the mass is given by F~ = −GM m(R + h)−2 r̂, where G is the gravitational constant in
N m2 /kg2 , M is the mass of the earth in kg, R is the radius of the earth in m, and r̂ is the unit vector
pointing away from the centre of the earth. Determine the work required to launch a rocket with a mass
of 500 kg to a height of 2500 km above the earth’s surface.
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5. Let
f (x) =
sin
0
1
x
if x 6= 0
.
if x = 0
5. (a) [2 marks] Let δ be any number in the interval (0, 1]. Consider a partition P of the interval [0, 1]
whose first subinterval is [0, δ]. On that subinterval, what is the maximum value of δf (x)? What is
the minimum value of δf (x)?
5. (b) [5 marks] Prove that f is integrable on the interval [0, 1]. You may use, without proof, the fact that
if a function is continuous on [δ, b], then it is integrable on [δ, b].
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