Sections 4.5 &
4.6. Read Section 4.5 from the beginning through the
end of Example 1 on page 313; scan the rest of
the section. Read Section 4.6 from the
beginning through the end of Example 1 on page
319. Answer the following questions by 7:00 am.
Send an e-mail with subject line MA251** **to
selliott@utm.edu .

1) Step A of the guidelines for curve sketching is to find the domain. What are the three problems that would cause a real number not to be in the domain of a function we use in this course?

1. Can't divide by
zero, square root of a negative, and
logarithm of a non positive.

Hugh Pinkley

2) Step D of the
guidelines for curve sketching tells us to identify
asymptotes. Finish the sentence: The line y = L is a
horizontal asymptote of the curve y = f(x) if . . . . [Read
carefully - I have changed the word order from the sentence that
appears in the book. You need to type things from the
beginning of the sentence in the book as the end of the sentence
here]

2) If either
lim(x->infinity)f(x)= L or lim(x->-infinity)f(x)=L

3) Finish the sentence: In Section 4.6, Dr. Stewart shows
us how to ". . . use calculus to make sure that we
reveal __________ ." (several words go in the
blank).

All of the important
aspects of the curve

Michael Blankinship