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Total: 30 pts (=15% of the final grade )

Time allowed: 50 minutes.

You are not allowed to use any electronic devices, such as calculators, laptops or phones, during the
test. Please show your steps clearly.
1. (10 pts) Let f (x) = x3 1.
(a) (3 pts) Find the inverse of f .
(b) (3 pts) Find f 1 (0).
0

(c) (4 pts) Compute (f 1 ) (0).


Sol. (a) Let y = x3 1, so
x3 =y + 1
1

x = (y + 1) 3 .
1

f 1 (y) = (y + 1) 3 .
(b)
1

f 1 (0) = (0 + 1) 3 = 1.
(c)
(f 1 )0 (0) =

1
f 0 (f 1 (0))

As f (x) = x3 1, f 0 (x) = 3x2 . So f 0 (0) = 3 and


1
(f 1 )0 (0) = .
3

1
f 0 (1)

2. (10 pts)
Z

2
d x
dx and
2 .
x
dx
q
2
3
(b) (4 pts) Expand the quantity ln (x+e)
.
x
(a) (2 pts) Compute

(3

is the cube root.)

(c) (4 pts) Use logarithmic differentiation to find the derivative of

q
3

(x+e)2
.
x

Sol. (a)
Z

Z
2
1
dx = 2
dx = 2 ln |x| + C.
x
x
d x
2 = (ln 2)2x .
dx

(b)
s
ln

(c) Let y =

q
3

(x+e)2
,
x

(x + e)2 1 (x + e)2
= ln
x
3
x
1
= (2 ln(x + e) ln x)
3
2
1
= ln(x + e) ln x.
3
3

then by (a), ln y = 32 ln(x + e) 13 ln x. So differentiating gives


1
1
y0 2
=

y 3 x + e 3x
s

2 
3 (x + e)
2
1
0

.
y =
x
3(x + e) 3x

3. (10 pts)
(a) (3 pts) Differentiate the function f (x) = ln | cos x|.
Z
(ln x)2
(b) (3 pts) Compute
dx.
x
(c) (4 pts) Differentiate the function f (x) = x2x .

(| | is the absolute value)

Sol. (a) By the chain rule,


(ln | cos x|)0 =

(cos x)0
sin x
=
= tan x.
cos x
cos x

(b) Let u = ln x, so du = x1 dx
Z

(ln x)2
dx =
x

u2 du =

u3
(ln x)3
+C =
+ C.
3
3

Check: Exercise.
(c) Let y = x2x , then ln y = 2x ln x. Differentiate this w.r.t. x,
y0
2x
= 2 ln x +
= 2 ln x + 2
y
x
y 0 =y (2 ln x + 2) = x2x (2 ln x + 2) = 2x2x (ln x + 1) .