Calculus on The Midterm


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Kavya Immadisetty 2B
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Calculus on The Midterm

Postby Kavya Immadisetty 2B » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:41 am

Will the midterm have problems where we use derivatives and integrals? In what problems would these be used.

Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:43 am

Right now, the only instance where we would have to use calculus is calculating the work done by reversible expansion, which is given by w = -(integral) Pdv. However, in many cases this can simplify to w= -nRTln(V2/V1), which is a simplified version of the integral that we can use if are given the number of moles and temperature of the reaction.

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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby Isha_Maniyar_Dis2E » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:07 am

We aren't expected to go into this class with knowledge of calculus, so I don't think we will have to actually solve any integrals. Lavelle may, however, ask us to do a problem in a different way that will essentially give us the same answer an integral would – the area under a curve.

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Pablo 1K
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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby Pablo 1K » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:30 pm

I believe the calculus would help understand problems but not needed!

Viviana Velasquez
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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby Viviana Velasquez » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:22 pm

I don't think its necessary, but I think he was trying to show how the equation is derived.

Jack Riley 4f
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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby Jack Riley 4f » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:58 pm

the only calculus so far is w=integral(PdV)

Mitchell Koss 4G
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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby Mitchell Koss 4G » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:26 pm

I do believe calc is a pre/co req but I don't think we will need to do a lot of it. Especially on the midterm where other content will be covered like acids and bases and equilibrium

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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby RichBollini4G » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:32 pm

Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C wrote:Right now, the only instance where we would have to use calculus is calculating the work done by reversible expansion, which is given by w = -(integral) Pdv. However, in many cases this can simplify to w= -nRTln(V2/V1), which is a simplified version of the integral that we can use if are given the number of moles and temperature of the reaction.

thank you

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Re: Calculus on The Midterm

Postby AveryAgosto » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:39 pm

We aren't required to have previous knowledge of calculus so I don't think it will be on the exam.


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