The first midterm was in ESS 001 at 8:30 pm on Monday, February 20. Bring a photo ID. No calculators.
The midterm covers sections 7.1 through 7.4, and the first part of the notes on second order linear differential equations. Doing all of the relevant homework problems, as well as other problems from the text, prior to the exam is a very good idea.
Review/Problem sessions were held from 7-9pm on Wednesday, February 15 and from 1-3pm on Sunday, February 19. Both were in Math P-131. Bring your questions.
For your studying pleasure, here is a modified version of the
first midterm from Fall '05, and the
first midterm from Spring '05.
Note that our midterm will be somewhat different, though you should be able
to do these without difficulty. The presence or absence of a topic on this
midterm does not imply much about its presence on ours.
Please don't look at the solutions to these until after you've attempted all the problems, or you won't actually learn how to do them. Here are the solutions for Fall '05, and the solutions for Spring '05.
Results: The class as a whole did very well, either because you are just really smart people, or this was a really easy exam, or perhaps both. More than half the class received a grade of B or better, and 8 people had perfect scores. If you got below a 60 on this exam, you are in serious danger of not passing the course.
The second midterm will be in ESS 001 at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 21. Bring a photo ID. No calculators.
The midterm will cover sections 7.5 (the logistic equation), 7.6 (predator-prey systems), 8.1 (sequences), 8.2 (series), and 8.3 (the integral and comparison tests). As usual, doing all of the relevant homework problems, as well as other problems from the text, prior to the exam is useful.
Review/Problem sessions will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 3pm, and another on Monday, March 20 at 6pm. Both will be in Math P-131. Come armed with questions.
To help you study, here is a practice exam from last spring, the midterm from last spring, and a slightly modified version of the midterm from last fall. Also, here are some sequence and series problems. Note that the emphasis on these exams may differ slightly from that on our exam. This is especially true for the Spring '05 exams, since they hadn't started series yet.
Here are the solutions to the above exams. Please attempt the problems before looking at them: last spring's practice exam, last spring's midterm, and last fall's midterm. If you want the solutions to Ibrahim Unal's review problems, ask him cuz I'm tired of writing solutions. If you find errors in these solutions, let me know.
Results: Not surprisingly, the class as a whole did less well on the second midterm. However, there were still two people who got all questions correct.
The final will be at 11:00 am on Monday, May 15 in ESS 001. Bring a photo ID. No calculators.
For the final, you may bring with you a single sheet of paper with whatever you want written on it, provided that the page is entirely handwritten (no photocopies or printouts allowed), that your name is written legibly on the page, the page is no larger than 8.5" by 11", and that you turn the page in along with your exam. Students using notes that don't meet these specifications will have the notes and the exam confiscated and will be charged with academic dishonesty.
The exam will cover everything we have done, with an emphasis on the material since the last midterm (that is, infinite series). This is essentially all of the matierial in chapters 7 and 8 of the text (except section 8.8) and the notes on second order linear differential equations. As usual, doing all of the relevant homework problems, as well as other problems from the text, prior to the exam is useful.
Review/Problem sessions will be held at the following times:
Saturday, May 6 at 3pm, Tuesday, May 9 at 5pm, and Saturday, May 13 at 3pm.
All will be in Math P-131. Come armed with questions.