Q1. What is derivative of the following function of x, with respect to the variable x:

y = cos(2x)

Q2. Answer the following question:

cos(theta) * cos(theta) + sin(theta) * sin(theta) = X

What is X?

Q3. Rate your proficiency in the use of the following computer tools:

Matlab

Maple

Excel

linux/unix

bash (or equivalent such as sh, csh or ksh etc.) ,

C, C++

Fortran

Pascal

Java...?

Q4. Write the equation for kinetic energy?

Q5. Are you willing to learn a Excel or Matlab (or something equivalent) outside of class to do some of your homeworks?

Q6. Are you willing to spend an average of 5-8 hours per week (minimum) outside normal class and lab times to complete your

homeworks and exercises?

Q. 7 What is the primary rock type in the earth's crust?

Q. 8 What is the difference between a wavelength and the period of a wave?

Q. 9 How do you want this course to fit in your career goals?

Q. 10 Do you have a personal laptop you can bring to laboratory sessions?

Q. 11 Which programming/script languages do you know already