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
16, 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 111, with
emphasis on problem sets 711, which is covered in the notes through
Section 4.4. You should know the meanings, forms, means, and
variances for the key continuoustype 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 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
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 closedbook and closednotes 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.
Exam dates:
Combinedsection exams are scheduled as follows:

Review I:
February 28, 6:009:00 p.m.
Location: Everitt 165

Midterm Exam I:
March 4, 78:15 p.m, 1MH 103 and 1ASL 150.
Location:
Students in Section C and D / 10am and 11am take exam in 1MH 103.
Students in Section E and F / 9am and 1pm take exam in 1ASL 150.
All topics covered in problems sets 16, up to
and including Section 2.12 of the course notes.
Midterm I and its solution .
Review II:
April 11, 6:009:00pm, 1MEB 135
HKN Review:
Sunday, Apr 14 at 7pm in Everitt 165

Midterm Exam II:
April 15, 78:15 PM.
Location:
Students in Sections E and F / 9am and 1pm take exam in GH100
Students in Sections C and D / 10am and 11am take exam in MSEB100
Midterm II and its solution .
All topics covered in problems sets 111, with emphasis on problem
sets 711, up to Section 4.4 of the course notes. If relevant, you
will be given Tables 6.1 and 6.2 from the course notes.

Final Exam:
May 3, 8:0011:00, DCL 1310 and DCL 1320
Location:
Students in Sections E (9am) and F (1pm) take exam in 1320 DCL
Students in Section C(10am) and D (11 am) take exam in 1310 DCL
Final Exam and its solution.
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 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 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 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
jhasegaw@illinois.edu 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.
A table of values of the standard Gaussian CDF will be supplied to you
if it is needed on an exam.
Previous semesters' exams:
See Previous semester's web pages.