Study Guide for Exam II

Administrative Details
  • The exam is Monday, 2 Aug during class. The exam will be available in Canvas, proctored over Zoom, and uploaded to Gradescope.
  • If you have to be on campus that morning, I will be in BLOC 166 from 10-11:30am. You will still need the setup described below.
  • You will be able to enter the Zoom room (same as class) at least 15 minutes before start time. Please use your first and last name when you connect and activate your video showing the testing configuration described below.
  • You will use a two-device proctoring system as mentioned in the syllabus and outlined in This document. The following will occur 5 minutes before the exam starts (all on my cue):
    1. Show your face for ID checking
    2. Scan your work area to show everything is clear
    3. Show your paper is blank (other than template items described below)
    4. Place your camera/phone so I can see your computer screen and your work area. Hands must be in view at all times.
  • The exam will consist of five workout problems, some (not all) with multiple parts. All answers must be justified with appropriate work and/or explanation. Partial credit will be given for appropriate work shown on these problems.
  • IMPORTANT!!!: If you are using your own paper, make sure it follows the Template linked here, including Name and UIN on the first page. The letters do not have to be exactly placed, but should be approximately located.
  • Calculators are not allowed, BUT I will provide you with any complicated formulas you may need for the exam (as well as a copy of the entire Laplace Transform table posted in Canvas). I expect you to know all precalculus material (including the unit circle), all derivative rules, and all integration rules except non-tabular Integration by Parts, Trig Integrals (other than sine, cosine, and simple substitutions), and Trig Substitution.
  • If you have questions or issues that come up during the exam, you may send me questions in the Zoom chat (preferable) or email me. I will answer what I can.
  • Once you have finished your exam, let me know in the Zoom chat. When I respond, you will scan your work to a PDF as per usual and upload the PDF to Gradescope.
  • IMPORTANT: If you print the exam and write on it, do NOT print the directions! You should submit exactly 5 pages to Gradescope, or it will not accept your submission. If you need additional space, continue on one of the other pages (clearly indicating which in your work).
  • I recognize that you may have to shut off your video while scanning and uploading. You should be able to scan and upload in about 5 minutes. If you are experiencing technical issues, let me know (Zoom chat or email) so I know that is the cause of the delay.
  • During the exam you should only have access to: Writing Utensils, Picture ID, blank/templated paper and cover sheets. All other materials should be out of sight during the exam.

  • Learning Outcomes (from Syllabus. This exam includes the following...)
  • Students will solve homogeneous second-order linear differential equations and initial value problems with constant coefficients.
  • Students will use the Method of ...Variation of Parameters to find solutions to nonhomogeneous second order linear differential equations and initial value problems with constant coefficients.
  • Students will use Laplace Transforms to solve basic initial value problems
  • Students will determine the mathematical and practical effect of step functions and impluse functions on second order linear initial value problems with constant coefficients.
  • Students will use Power Series to solve second order linear differential equations.

  • Suggestions for Studying
  • Read your textbook, including all Examples
  • Read your notes from lecture, including all Examples
  • Suggested Homework Problems
  • Online Homework (Practice versions of all past due HW sections available)
  • Sample Questions based on past exams. NOTE this is not a guarantee of what to expect for this exam; they are merely additional problems to practice.
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