Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 313 Late-Breaking News
The Final Examination is scheduled for
Monday December 13, 1999 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
in Rooms 218 and 243, Mechanical Engineering
Building. Students with last names beginning with the letters A-K
should go to Room 218; students with last names beginning with the
letters L-Z should go to Room 243.
The Conflict Exam is scheduled for the same evening from
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Room 168 Everitt Laboratory. You may
not take the conflict exam unless you actually have a conflict
at the regularly scheduled exam time and have informed your instructor
about the existence of the conflict in a timely fashion.
The Final Examination is comprehensive in that much of the subject matter
covered in the entire course is
included on the exam. However, there is considerably more emphasis on
the material not covered on the two Hour Exams, and the material covered
after the Second Hour Exam. It is recommended that
you pay particular attention to topics such as
Those who feel that they understand the concepts perfectly but have
difficulty solving the problems will have a chance to demonstrate their
grasp of facts via TRUE/FALSE and multiple-choice problems. However,
guessing on these problems will be penalized severely.
- univariate CDFs, pdfs and pmfs
- computation of the probability that X lies in an interval
- mean, variance, and LOTUS (Proposition 2.1 on p. 197)
- computation of the pdf/pmf of a function of one random variable
- joint pdfs and pmfs
- computation of marginal pdfs and pmfs
- computation of the probability that (X,Y) lies in a region of
- computation of the pdf/pmf of a function of two random variables
- covariance, correlation coefficient, variance of a sum of random
variables, covariance of aX+bY and cX+dY, etc.
- jointly Gaussian random variables
- Markov and Chebyshev inequalities, Weak Law of Large Numbers,
and the Central Limit Theorem and their applications in bounding and
Because of a lack of space, the Final Exam does not include any
questions on the following topics: maximum-likelihood estimation,
hypothesis testing and statistical decision-making, minimum mean-square
error estimation, and hazard rates.