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 open book/open notes, but individual work (i.e.
do not talk to anyone while taking the exam). 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
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