Q. What do I have to study for the midterm?
Ans. The midterm will cover Chapters 2 through 7.
Chapter 2: Definitions of terms only.
Chapter 3: Definitions of terms and short questions
Chapter 4: Definitions of terms, short questions and quantitative problems similar to end-of-chapter problems.
Chapter 5: Definitions of terms, short questions and quantitative problems similar to end-of-chapter problems.
Chapter 6: Definitions of terms, short questions and quantitative problems similar to end-of-chapter problems.
Chapter 7: Definitions of terms and short questions, but only on material covered in class (see text as well as powerpoint slides).
Q. What will the format of the Midterm
A. Here is the format of the midterm:
Definitions of terms (only terms listed on webnotes).
Quantitative questions similar to questions from end of chapters; but not necessarily following the paradigm precisely).
One section with questions requiring brief answers.
Q. Give us a sample Midterm exam.
A. Here is a sample short quiz:
Q. Are the exams open book or
Ans. The midterm and the final exams are closed book; however, you can bring in one 8.5x11 sheet, which can contain only formulas. You may write on one side of the paper only. However, you may not staple several sheets of paper together. Note, however, that going through your notes probably cannot make up for the lack of a proper understanding of the material.
Q. What do I have to study for the final exam?
Ans. The material below will, more or less, define what will be included for the final.
Q. What will the format of the Final exam be?
Ans. The format of the Final will be as follows:
Q. Can I do extra work to improve
Ans. Sorry. I believe that in order to be fair, I have to give every student the same opportunity to do extra work. Obviously, this is not feasible. However, on occasion I will allow you to resubmit an assignment for grade improvement.
Q. What can I do to check
my understanding of the material and to prepare for the exams?
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