The 40-minute test set for the second half of class on Tuesday, May 2,
will cover material, not previously declared as to-be-omitted, through
Chapter 5, Section 4. The "Calculus Required" portions of Section 5.3,
for example, will NOT be covered, nor will Section 4.4 of the 9th Ed'n.
The main concern of the test will be to assess your mastery of the
material from Section 3.1 on, as the material before that was the focus
of the previous test. Unavoidably, of course, mastery of that earlier
material is likely to prove of great utility in demonstrating mastery
of the more recent material.
But, once again, the "Calculus Required" portions of Section 5.3,
Section 4.4, and Sections 5.5 and later, will all be "out-of-bounds"
so far as this test is concerned.
[The Final Exam, on the other hand, will treat everything the course
will have actually touched on as "fair game;" though here, too, the more
recent material will, obviously, be the more interesting.]
And remember: basic principles, well mastered, will always help you far
more than a whole armory of isolated, individual, specialized techniques.
Added 5/3/2006: A key to this test will be distributed in class May 4.