All exams for Math 51 are closed-book, closed-notes, with no calculators or other electronic aids permitted. Each midterm counts approximately 25% toward your final grade, and the final exam counts approximately 40%. No scaling or curving is applied to individual exam scores.
If you have a course-related or competition-related schedule conflict with a midterm exam, you must at least two weeks in advance of the exam to make arrangements for an alternate (early) sitting; the same policy holds for OAE accomodations. No other schedule conflicts are accommodated for midterms, and alternate exam times are limited. The date and time of the Final Exam are set by the University; all students must take the exam at this time.
There is a regrade process after each midterm exam to address possible grading issues on individual problems. Your original, unaltered exam must be accompanied by a cover letter clearly explaining why the particular problem merited more points, and it must be turned into your TA no more than two weeks after the official exam date. (Once submitted, any part of the exam may be regraded; please also note your exam may have been photocopied to ensure compliance with the Honor Code.) The submission deadlines are firm, and no exceptions will be made, so please arrange to pick up your exam paper from your TA in a timely manner. (For privacy reasons, we can only release your exam, whether in paper or electronic form, to you.)
Exam 1 is on Tuesday, October 15, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Students enrolled in a lecture with Professors Eleny Ionel or Tianyi Zheng will take the exam in the Annenberg Auditorium.
Students enrolled in a lecture with Professors Hilaf Hasson or Yi Wang will take the exam in Hewlett 200.
Material covered: LA sections 1-14.
The Final Exam is on Monday, December 9th, from 7pm to 10pm. You must take the exam at this time.
Students enrolled in a SECTION with Iurie Boreico, Evita Nestoridi or Elizabeth Goodman will take the exam in Hewlett 201.
Students enrolled in any other section will take the exam in Hewlett 200.
Material covered: LA sections 1-17, 21, 23, 25, 26 and DVC sections 1, 4, 5, 7-14.
The following exams were given in previous
incarnations of Math 51. Material covered on a given midterm of a given course
may not exactly correlate to the material covered in Math
51 this quarter, so please bear this in mind when working these examples. Also keep in mind that the midterm exams are not of a uniform length, since different courses set different time limits (60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes, etc).
reviewing these exams you should attempt to solve the problems on your
own without looking at the included solutions. Working the problems
with the solutions at hand will do you no good at all.