**Wednesday, March 9**, in class. It was intended to be an hour long, but I gave people as much as an additional 60 minutes if they wanted it. It covered through section 3.4 of the text.

- The first two exams from last MAT310 in fall 2004: F04 exam 1 and F04 exam 2. You should be able to do all of the problems on these exams.
- solutions to F04 exam 1 and the solutions to F04 exam 2.
- The first exam for Spring 05.
- The solutions to the first exam.

Performance on the exam was very mixed. Scores ranged from a low of zero to a high of 99. The mean was between 47 and 48, as was the median. There were 4 scores above 90, and 4 below 10. This is summarized in the chart on the left. There is a strong correlation between homework scores and the scores on the exam, which is demonstrated by the graph on the right.

If you rewrite the solution to problem 5 of the exam, carefully, completely and correctly, you can use it for one part of the math major writing requirement. If you turn in your writeup to me on or before March 30, you'll get up to 10 points of extra credit on your homework score.

The second exam was **Friday, April 29**. It focused on
material from the last half of chapter 3, and the sections we covered
in chapter 6.

Similar to the first exam, scores on the exam ranged from a low of 1 to a high of 99. The mean was again close to 50, though the median was higher (54.5).

Grade distribution for Exam 2 |

Just in case you wish to relive the experience, here is the second midterm, and here are the solutions.

The final will be on **Friday, May 13** at the unpleasantly early hour of
8 in the morning. It will be cumulative, covering all the material in the
course, including material on the Jordan form and inner products.