ECE 313 Exams Spring 2011
The topics covered in the exams are exactly the ones in the course notes.
Exam 1 covers problems, lectures, and reading for
problem sets 15, which is TENTATIVELY 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 110, with emphasis on problem sets 610, which is
covered in the notes through Section 3.7. You should know the meanings,
forms, means, and variances for the key continuoustype 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.
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 strictsee 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 emergency dean.
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 closedbook
and closednotes otherwise. Electronic devices (calculators, cellphones, pagers, laptops, etc.)
are neither necessary nor permitted.
Exam dates:
Combinedsection exams are scheduled as follows:

Midterm Exam I:
Monday, February 28, 7 pm to 8.15 pm, room 1NHB 228 in Natural History Building.
All topics covered up until (and including) section 2.10 of the course notes: Total
probability and Bayes formula. This includes problem sets 1 through 5.
Solution to Midterm Exam I.

Midterm Exam II:
Monday, April 11, 7 pm to 8.15 pm.
There are two locations for the exam, assigned based on your lecture section as follows:
 Everitt Lab 151 for Sections C and E (MWF 10:00, TuTh 12:30)
 Gregory Hall 100 for Sections D and F (MWF 11:00, MWF 12:00)
The exam covers material through Homework #10, and through Section 3.7 of the course notes.
You will be given Tables 6.1 and 6.2 from the course notes.
Solution to Midterm Exam II.

Final Exam:
Friday, May 13, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, room 1NOYES100 in Noyes Laboratory.
You can find copies of old midterm exams and final exams
by going to the web pages of
previous offerings
of ECE 313.
To compensate for evening midterm exams, there will be
no ECE 313 classes
on Thursday March 10, 2011 nor on Friday, March 11, 2011.
About the final exam.
The time and place of the combinedsection Final Exam for ECE 313 should be known
near the middle of the semester, and will be listed here.
Two twosided 8.5" by 11" sheets of notes are allowed at the final, 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 a midterm exam. Material for problem sets 12 and 13 will be covered slightly more heavily
because it wasn't covered in the midterm exams. You are responsible for knowing the forms of all the key discrete
and continoustype distributions listed on the inside covers of the notes (same as Appendix 5.2).
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 XXX, but there are strict rules to be
followed in determining eligibility for the conflict exam. In particular, you may
be eligible to take the conflict final only if you would otherwise have three finals
in one 24 hour period. If you think you qualify for a conflict final, please contact
XXX 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.
A table of values of the standard Gaussian CDF will be supplied to you if
it is needed on an exam.