# Calculus & MFE Placement Exams

## Online Calculus and Math for Economics (MFE) Placement Exams

**Students must pre-register to take an exam. No exceptions.**

On-line exams must be taken on site at Courant's
Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street).

Questions concerning Placement Exams should be directed to the Calculus Placement Coordinator at mathplac@cims.nyu.edu.

### Exams given

- Place into Calculus I or Math for Economics I

- Place into Calculus II
- Place into Calculus III
- Place out of Calculus III
- Place into Math for Economics II

### Exam dates currently available*

- Friday, December 11th, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
- Friday, January 22nd, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

1. You will receive email confirmation of your registration
as well as time/ location details the Monday prior to the exam
date.

2. The Placement Coordinator reserves the right to cancel or
reschedule any exam. When registering, please select a
preferred exam date and an alternate exam date to ensure that
you sit the exam in the event of a cancelled date.

3. Computer lab space is limited. If there are too many
students registered for the exam in the lab, some students may
be asked to bring a personal laptop or may be asked to select
an alternate exam date.

4. Arrive at least 10 minutes early with your NYU ID. If you
are taking the exam on your own laptop, make sure your laptop
battery is *fully charged *(outlets are not guaranteed
to be available during the exam). You must have your ID to get
into the building and to be admitted into an exam room. If you
are late, you will not be given extra time.

5. You will have one hour to complete the Calculus I and Calculus II placement exams, and two hours for all other exams.

6. No calculators, formula sheets, or other aids are allowed in the exam room.

7. Students may take a placement exam a maximum of 2 times
with at least 3 months in between.

8. Placement results are typically emailed to students by the
day after the exam. Exams are graded on a pass/fail basis.
Students are only notified if they have passed or failed.

### Technical Requirements for All Placement Exams

1. Online exams require connecting to a website and taking a timed exam. Students may bring a laptop, or register for an exam given in an NYU computer lab.2. Laptop System Requirements

The following is a list of the minimum system requirements for access to the Maple T.A. system. System performance may vary based on the speed of your Internet connection. For all systems, it is recommended that you set your screen resolution to at least 800 x 600 dpi.

All exams require a Java-enabled browser.

JavaScript

^{TM}and cookies must be enabled.

Sun Java 1.5.0 or later is also required.

Windows - 32-bit

Platforms: Windows XP/2003/Vista/7

Browsers: Internet Explorerฎ 6.x+, Firefoxฎ 3.0+

300 MHz processor or better

64 MB RAM or better

Windows - 64-bit

Platforms: Windows XP/Vista/7

Browsers: Internet Explorer 6.x+, Firefox 3.0+

300 MHz processor or better

64 MB RAM or better

Macintosh

Platform: Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Browsers: Firefox 3.0+, Safari 5.0+*

333 MHz processor or better

64 MB RAM or better

Linux - 32-bit

Platforms: SUSE 10.3, 11.1, 11.2; Red Hat Enterprise 5; Ubuntu 8.04, 10.04

Browsers: Firefox 3.0+

300 MHz processor or better

64 MB RAM or better

Linux - 64-bit

Platforms: SUSE Enterprise 10, SUSE Enterprise 11; Red Hat Enterprise 5; Ubuntu 8.04, 10.04

Browsers: Firefox 3.0+

300 MHz processor or better

64 MB RAM or better

### Preparation for All Placement Exams

Students are expected to complete a review of material and
any other preparation for the placement exam before they take
the exam. All students, without exception, must prove they
have the skills required for the courses they wish to take.

The purpose of a placement exam is to match a student's
current skill set to the appropriate class. Calculus and
post-Calculus classes are demanding; there is no review of
lower-level material in class, and no time for individual
review once the semester begins. Instructors and fellow
students assume that everyone in the class has attained the
same level of mathematical expertise before registration.

Beyond the resources below, the department does not give
tutoring or other help in preparing for the placement exams.
Students requiring more than a refresher are advised to take
the class in which those topics are taught.

Formula sheets will not be provided for exams.

### Calculus I and Math for Economics I Placement Exam

The Calculus I placement exam tests for mastery of the
precalculus topics needed to succeed in Calculus I. The exam
topics are the same as those for the course MATH-UA 009
Algebra and Calculus:

*PreCalculus*by Stewart, Redland, and Watson (the current textbook for MATH-UA 9 Algebra and Calculus). Published by Cengage.

*Precalculus*by Faires and DeFranza (the past textbook for the same course). Published by Cengage.

### Math For Economics Placement Exam

The Math for Economics (MFE) Placement exam is to place into
MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II only. You will not receive
academic credit for MATH-UA 211 Math for Economics I for
passing the Math For Economics placement exam. This exam is
for placement purposes only.

Students can place into MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II by
either taking the prerequisite course MATH-UA 211 Math for
Economics I or by taking the Math for Economics Placement
Exam.

To learn which topics will be covered on this exam, students
should refer to the calendar schedule found on the current course
website.

### Sample Exams

There are no online diagnostic tests for advanced level calculus placement exams. To learn which topics that will be covered on these exams, students should refer to course descriptions

Sample Exams

- MATH-UA 9 Algebra & Calculus Solution - practice exam to place into Calculus I
- MATH-UA 121 Calculus I Solution - practice exam
to place into Calculus II

- MATH-UA 122 Calculus II Solution - practice exam to place into Calculus III
- MATH-UA 123 Calculus III Part1 Solution - practice exam to place out of Calculus.
- MATH-UA 123 Calculus III Part2 Solution - practice exam to place out of Calculus.

### Academic and AP Credit

If you received AP credits for a calculus course, and you
register for the same course, you will forfeit your AP
credits. You will not receive academic credit for passing
placement exams. These exams are for placement purposes only.