The following topics will be on the midterm exam.
slope of tangent line Given a function you should be able to find the equation of a tangent line for a given x.
product rule Be able to use the product rule to find the derivative of f(x)g(x).
quotient rule Be able to use the quotient rule to find the derivative of a quotient, f(x)/g(x).
implicit differentiation Find dy/dx given an expression in terms of x and y.
related rates Analyzing variables changing in time in a non-linear way.
(optimization will not be on the mid-term)