Math 246 Exams, Fall 2011
There will be three in-class exams and a two-hour final exam.
These exams and their (optional) review sessions are scheduled as
- In-Class Tests:
- Tuesday, 27 September.
Solutions of the first test: pdf file .
Results statistics: Scores Mean 71.74; 90-100: 11.79% , 80-89.9: 20.23% , 70-79.9: 21.22% , 60-69.9: 25.94% , <60: 20.75%
Sample problems pdf file
and solutions to sample problems for the first test
(pdf file) .
- Tuesday, 1 November.
Solutions of the second test.
Result statistics: Scores Mean 78.16; 90-100: 11%, 80-89.9: 43%, 70-79.9: 32%, 60-69.9: 9% , <60: 5%
Sample problems pdf file
and solutions to sample problems for the second test
(pdf file) .
- Tuesday, 6 December. Solutions of the third test here.
Results statistics: Scores Mean: 72.75; 90-100: 17.74% , 80-89.9: 25.27%, 70-79.9: 19.35% , 60-69.9: 16.67% , <60: 20.97%.
Sample problems here and Solutions.
- Final Exam: Thursday, 15 December, 1:30pm - 3:30pm:
For any last minute change please double-check here. see alse: link. Summer Hu's sections in ARC 0204. Ryan Hunter's sections in PHY 1412.
Example of past final exams can be found
Final exam score statistics: 90%-100%: 15.34% ; 80%-89.9%: 21.16% ; 70%-79.9%: 19% ; 60%-69.9%: 18% ; <60%: 26.5%
Total Score statistics: 90%-100%: 13.54% ; 80%-89.9%: 33.33% ; 70%-79.9%: 29.68% ; 60%-69.9%: 17.18% ; <60%: 6.25%
No calculators, books, or notes may be used during these exams.
All items except pens, pencils, and erasers must be off the
- Thursday, 22 September, 7:00pm - 9:00pm in ARM 0126
- Thursday, 27 October, 7:00pm - 9:00pm in ARM 0126
- Thursday, 1 December, 7:00pm - 9:00pm in ARM 0126
- Wednesday, 14 December, 1:00pm - 3:00pm in ARM 0126. During this review session I will solve a few problems from the textbook and problems you ask. In particular we are going to consider problems: p.48/sect.2.2/#26, p.59/sect.2.3/#2, p.451/sect.8.1/#1 (just part (a), only to t = 0.1), p.155/sect.3.2/#12, p.163/sect.3.3/#22, p.183/sect3.5/#15, p.329/sect.6.3/#24, p.389/sect.7.4/#6, p.409/sect.7.6/#5, p.516/sect.9.3/#6. Solutions
You are expected to sign the University Honor Pledge.
In-Class Exams: The three in-class exams will be worth 100
University closes on the day of a scheduled in-class exam, the
exam will be given the next lecture time the class meets. You
may appeal the score you receive on an exam by submitting your
exam plus a note stating which problems you wish to have regraded
to Professor Balan within two weeks of the date the exam is
Final Exam: The two-hour Final Exam will be worth 200 points.
It will be based on the entire course, including material covered
after the third in-class exam. It will be common for all Math 246
sections. If you miss the Final Exam, and if by the next day you
present a legitimate, well-documented excuse showing that for
reasons beyond your control it was absolutely impossible for you
to take the Final Exam, and if you have a C- or better at the time
of the Final Exam, then you will receive a grade of ``I'' for the
course. In all other cases a score of zero will be assigned for
the Final Exam and your course grade will be evaluated
accordingly. If the University closes on the day of a scheduled
final exam, then it will be given whenever the University
Disabled Student Services (DDS): If you have a disability
that might affect your performance on these timed exams, you may
contact the DDS
office in Susquehanna Hall. If they assess that you merit
either private conditions and/or extra time then they will give
you forms with which you must notify your instructors. This
notification must be renewed for each course each semester.
Because instructors must be notified of the DSS assessment at
least one week before you use their service, you should arrange
for it well in advance. Once I have been notifed, you may
arrange to take your exams at DDS with the extra time they
indicate by giving me a "Test Authorization Form" one week
prior to each time you plan to use their service. Your testing
time at DDS must overlap the entire in-class exam time.