ECE 313 Exams Spring 2013
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 2.12. 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 4.4. 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. Viswanath by email within 24 hours after the exam, if possible, to schedule a makeup exam. Contact Prof. Viswanath 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.
April 11, 6:00-9:00pm, 1MEB 135
HKN Review: Sunday, Apr 14 at 7pm in Everitt 165
The time and place of the combined-section
Final Exam for ECE 313 should be known near the middle of the
semester, and will be listed here. Two two-sided 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 11 - 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 continous-type 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 will be a conflict final exam scheduled 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Office of the Dean of Students.