ECE 313 Exams Fall 2012
The topics covered in the exams are exactly the ones in the course notes.
Exam 1 covers problems, lectures, and reading for
problem sets 1-5, which is covered in the notes through Section 2.11.
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 1-10, with emphasis on problem sets 6-10, which is
covered in the notes through Section 4.4. You should know the meanings,
forms, means, and variances for the key continuous-type distributions for
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.
About two weeks before each
midterm exam the course staff will ask for any students to report if they have a conflict with the midterm
exam, such as another exam at the same time. A conflict exam will be scheduled for those
students who qualify (the rules for final exams are more strict--see below). If for some reason of emergency
such as severe illness you are not able to take an exam at the required time, you will need
to obtain a written excuse from the
Office of the Dean of Students,
and contact Prof. Hajek by email within 24 hours after the exam, if possible, to schedule a makeup exam.
Contact Prof. Hajek promptly; there is no need to wait for the letter from the Dean of Students first.
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).
You may bring one 8.5" by 11" sheet of notes to the midterm 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.
You can find copies of old midterm exams and final exams
by going to the web pages of
previous offerings
of ECE 313.