Information concerning the final exam.

Make up tests will be allowed only if pre-arranged. If you are sick,
please email
or call me in my office (632-7306) **before** the test.

The exam will be cumulative, and cover all we have talked about, although I will not put any mixed-strategy game theory problems on the exam. In particular, you are responsible for

- Chapter 1 on voting methods.
- Chapter 3 on the mathematics of money.
- Chapter 4 on probability (not sections 4.2, 4.7, or 4.8).
- Chapter 6 on graph theory.
- Chapter 9 on game theory (but I will only ask questions from sections 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3)
- Chapter 7 on tilings and polyhedra.

You might find the following information sheets useful: summary of topics for exam 1, summary of topics for exam 2. Also useful is the information sheet from last semester, which has an extensive summary of many of the topics.

As practice, I suggest you make sure that you make sure you can do the
problems on the in-class quizzes,
and the bulk of the assigned homework problems (see the
schedule).
You can also use the
final from last fall (PDF) and the
final from 2001 (PDF)
(with solutions (PDF)) to help
you study.
Note that they had a slightly different selection of topics.
In particular, neither course did game theory, and they did number theory in
2001. Don't worry if you can't do problems 6, 7a or 7d on the 2001 exam,
since we didn't cover those topics.

Make sure that you also understand Game Trees and payoff matrices, which are
not on these finals but are fair game for ours.