The midterm will cover all of Chapter 15. There will probably be four or five problems. Some problems will be of similar difficulty to quiz problems (in particular, there will be one like the second quiz); but some will be longer or harder.
Please read the "Information for all tests" on the quizzes and tests info page.
Be sure you can do all the homework problems and all the quiz problems.
You might want to review the sample quiz questions, too.
Chapter review problems #31-40, p. 1023, are all good practice, and the odd numbered ones have answers in the back of the book.
There's a "MT1 extra practice" assignment (will not be scored or counted) on WebAssign.
Solutions for sample midterm. Note: pictures referred to in solutions are on a green handout from class on 10/19; extra copies outside my office, PDL C338.
Office hours before the midterm. Besides the
usual office hours, I'll have extra office hours
Thursday, 10/20: 1-2 PM and by appointment* in my office PDL C338; and
4:30-6:30 in CMU B006 (usual late afternoon office hour location).
* I'll be around much of the day for drop-in appointments, but to be sure to find me in, especially early in the morning, confirm a time by email.
Next homework after the midterm will be due Nov. 2. It might be a bit longer than usual because it will cover a week and a half of material.
Midterm Results. Two perfect scores (WOW!), 3/4 of class in range 41 to 54, seven scores in the 30's, and three in the lower 20's. I do not set a grading scale on each test; see the Grading scheme for how I'll set grades at the end of the quarter. If I had to set a scale for just this test, the cut-off for 4.0 would be at about 50 and the 2.0 line would be in the mid-thirties. I am most concerned about the people with scores below 35. Solutions will be posted after the deadline for Midterm Makeups (see below).
Midterm Makeups. To learn more from the test (and help your grade), you may submit solutions for any (or all) of the problems on this makeup test, and get back up to 1/3 of the points you missed. This is optional, but if you want to do this, here are the ground rules.
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Most recently updated on October 24, 2011