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Exam-Style Questions on Calculus

Problems on Calculus adapted from questions set in previous Mathematics exams.


IB Standard

Let \(f(x)=\frac{2x}{x^2+3}\)

(a) Use the quotient rule to show that \(f'(x)=\frac{6-2x^2}{(x^2+3)^2}\).

(b) Find \(\int \frac{2x}{x^2+3}dx\).

(c) The area enclosed by the graph of \(f(x)\), the x-axis and the lines \(x=\sqrt3\) and \(x=n\) has an area of \(\ln14\). Find the value of \(n\).


IB Standard

A particle P moves along a straight line. The velocity \(v\) in metres per second of P after \(t\) seconds is given by \(v(t) = 3\sin{t} - 8t^{\cos{t}}, 0 \le t \le 7\).

(a) Find the initial velocity of P.

(b) Find the maximum speed of P.

(c) Write down the number of times that the acceleration of P is 0 ms-2.

(d) Find the acceleration of P at a time of 5 seconds.

(e) Find the total distance travelled by P.

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