The exam (midterm) is based on the material in the introductory
lectures and readings. The best way to prepare for the exam is to
keep up with the reading assignments and attend the class meetings
during the semester. Before the exam, you should then review the
material covered in the class, referring to the reading material
whenever necessary. I will also provide a set of practice questions. You
should make sure you've looked at these questions so that you know
what to expect in the exam. In general, the questions will test
understanding of the main concepts: the motivation behind problems and
techniques, analysis of their successes and shortcomings, etc.
The exam will be closed book. Cheating is not tolerated and will be
dealt with according to the university policy. If you are more than
30mins late, you won't be able to take the exam.
Sat Aug 26 17:04:56 CDT 2017