# Thread: What to practice for the final?

1. ## What to practice for the final?

Calculus 2 final coming up. It's highly unlikely I'll have time redo all the practice problems I've done so far this semester in just a couple weeks, so I need to choose my problems wisely. Does have advice on how to find the right problems? Given the limited time, the trick is to try and learn much as possible from a fewer number of problems.

In Calculus 1 (2+ years ago), I remember that I didn't have to do much practice to review for the Final. They gave us a study guide of practice problems that took me maybe 5 or 6 hours to go through. Somehow, that ended up being all I needed in order to review everything from the semester and I went into the final knowing all the material as well I had known it when I initially learned it. Maybe this was because it takes people MUCH less time to relearn material they learned months before in math than it does in other subjects. I still find it hard to believe, though.

2. ## Re: What to practice for the final?

Is "Calculus 2" the equivalent of an AP Calculus BC course (integration, convergence/divergence of series, integration in polar/cylindrical/spherical coordinates) or a multi-variable course? You could search "AP Calculus BC practice problems" and go from there.

3. ## Re: What to practice for the final?

Learn all the integration techniques, thats pretty much the majority of Calc 2

4. ## Re: What to practice for the final?

Series convergence is also important. Integration techniques and series convergence tests are about 80% of the class at my university. The rest is kind of a variety of topics.

- Hollywood

5. ## Re: What to practice for the final?

What about slicing? Convergence of integrals? Density? Work? Sequences and geometric series? Taylor series?

6. ## Re: What to practice for the final?

Yes, basically whatever you learned in the course. Don't ask us what you learned.

7. ## Re: What to practice for the final?

I would spend more time studying course topics I'm weak at ...

8. ## Re: What to practice for the final?

Yes, anything you studied during the semester could be on the final (assuming you have a comprehensive final), so you need to be ready for anything.

I usually read through my lecture notes to refresh my memory. I figure whatever the professor decided to lecture on is the most important.

Good luck!

- Hollywood