ECE 313 Exams Fall 2010

Students enrolled in Sections C&D (10 am & 11 am sections): Room 151 Everitt Lab

Students enrolled in Sections X&E (12 pm \& 1 pm sections): Room 149 National Soybean Research Center.

Two two-sided 8.5" by 11" sheets of notes allowed, with font size no smaller than 10 pt or equivalent handwriting. Bring a picture ID. No calculators. The exam consists of a sampling of problems related to the lectures, course notes, and problems sets from throughout the semester. It has about twice as many problems as an hour exam. Material for problem sets 12 and 13 will be covered slightly more heavily because it wasn't covered in the hour exams. You are responsible for knowing the forms of all the key discrete and continous-type distributions listed on the inside covers of the notes (same as Appendix 5.2). Here is a brief wrap up of the material of the course; more comprehensive lists of the course topics are the table of contents and the index of the notes.

There is a conflict final exam scheduled for Monday afternoon, 1:30-4:30 pm, December 13, but there are strict rules to be followed in determining eligibility for the conflict exam. You would qualify for the 313 conflict exam if (1) you have another final scheduled for the same time as the main 313 exam for either a noncombined final class of for a smaller combined final class, OR (2) you have finals scheduled in both the afternoon and evening of Friday, December 10, for noncombined final classes or smaller combined final classes. If you think you qualify for a conflict final, please contact Prof. Hajek at b-hajek with the word "conflict final" in the subject header. If for some reason of emergency such as severe illness you are not able to take the final exam at the required time, you will need to obtain a written excuse from the emergency dean.

Since we are using course notes this semester, the topics covered in the exams are exactly the ones in the course notes. Exam 1 covers problems, lectures, and reading for problem sets 1-6, which is covered in the notes through Section 3.1. You should know the meanings, forms, means, and variances for the key discrete distributions for all the exams, including the final exam. Exam 2 covers problems, lectures, and reading for problem sets 1-11, with emphasis on problem sets 7-11, which is covered in the notes through Section 4.6. You should know the meanings, forms, means, and variances for the key continuous-type distributions for all Exam 2 and the final exam. The final will cover problems, lectures, and reading for all the problem sets, covered in the notes through the end of the notes. You should take the exams in the exam rooms corresponding to the section you are registered in, not the section you are auditing (if those two do not happen to coincide). Please make sure that you bring your IDs with you, and that you show up at least 15 minutes earlier, in order to avoid last minute problems (such as not being able to find the room). If for some reason of emergency such as severe illness you are not able to take the final exam at the required time, you will need to obtain a written excuse from the emergency dean. You may bring one 8.5" by 11" sheet of notes to the hour exams; and two 8.5" by 11" sheets of notes to the final exam. Both sides of the sheets can be used. The notes can be typed in font size 10 or larger, or written in handwritting of equivalent size or larger. The exams are closed-book and closed-notes otherwise. Electronic devices (calculators, cellphones, pagers, laptops, etc.) are neither necessary nor permitted.

Hour Exam II: Monday, November 15, 7 pm to 8 pm, Here are some randomly selected problems and solutions prepared for the review session in class on Friday, November 12.

To compensate for evening hour exams, there will be no ECE 313 classes on Friday, October 8 and Friday, November 19.

You can find copies of old hour exams and final exams by going to the web pages of previous offerings of ECE 313.A table of values of the standard Gaussian CDF will be supplied to you if it is needed on an exam.