Math 293 Final Exam Information
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WHEN: Monday, 12/16/96 at 3:00 - 5:30 ( no extra time, :-( )
WHERE: Barton Hall CENTER and EAST (east is towards the Ag school).
(the west (lake-side) third of the room will presumably have
a different exam going on).
WHAT: 5 questions in a booklet like for the previous exams.
Any 'bonus' or 'extra credit' questions will be built in to
these 5 questions.
Comprehensive (the whole course). Somewhat more emphasis on the
material not yet coverred by a prelim.
At least one question will require or allow the use of MATLAB.
You could be allowed or required to answer a question
using MATLAB commands.
You could be asked to fill blanks on incomplete commands.
You could be asked to figure out the result of MATLAB commands
by determining what they are trying to calculate numerically
and then using analytic methods to find the result.
You will NOT be asked to find petty syntax errors in given
commands. You will not lose alot of credit for small syntax errors
(like ( ) instead of [ ], or x(3;4) instead of x(3,4), etc). The
intent is that we will be testing your facility and comfort with
MATLAB for calculations and graphing related to this course,
not your ability (or lack thereof) at memorizing the syntax
of commands with which you are not comfortable.
At least one question will be taken almost directly from
Thomas and Finney.
At least one question will be very similar to, or closely based
on, a hand-in homework problem.
At least one question will be about differential equations.
The above catagories may overlap.
Overall, our intent is that if you can do, at the time of the
exam, all of the HW (hand in and otherwise) without help that
you should be able to do all (or nearly all) of the test.
MAKEUP: We have not yet scheduled a 'makeup' exam. If you need such
please contact me (ruina@cornell.edu) immediately with the
details of the times and reasons for your conflict. We
will try to find a time that suits everyone.
No notes or paper of any kind, no books, and no calculators. If tricky
integrations are required to get an answer we will either give a hint or
give almost full credit if the answer is expressed as an integral.