Math 246H Exams

There will be two mid-terms and one final exam. These exams are the only Major Scheduled Grading Events for this course.
These exams and their (optional) review sessions are scheduled as follows. The following table of Laplace transforms will be available (if necessary for the exam) in the final exam: Laplace transforms table . No calculators, books, or notes may be used during these exams.
All items except pens, pencils, and erasers must be off the desktops.
You are expected to handwrite and sign the University Honor Pledge.

The first mid-term will be worth 100 points and the second midterm will be worth 100 points. Make-up exams will only be offered to those with a legitimate excuse. If the 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 a midterm by submitting your exam plus a note stating which problems you wish to have regraded. An appeal must be made within two weeks of the day the exam is given and may result either an increase or in a decrease in the original grade.

Final Exam: The two-hour Final Exam will be worth 300 points. It will be based on the entire course, including material covered after the third in-class exam. It will be only partly common with the exam 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 taken all the midterms and 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 reschedules it.

Disabled Student Services (DSS): If you have a disability that might affect your performance on these timed exams, you may contact the DSS office in Shoemaker Building. 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 DSS 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 DSS must overlap the entire in-class exam time.

Study Advice: The best way to study for in-class exams is (in order of importance):

  1. work the Sample Problems before the review,
  2. study the relevant quizzes (solutions are on-line),
  3. do the assigned homework,
  4. study examples in the on-line notes.
The best way to study for the Final Exam is (in order of importance):
  1. work the Sample Problems before the review,
  2. study all mid-terms (solutions are on-line),
  3. study all quizzes (solutions are on-line),
  4. review the assigned homework,
  5. study examples in the on-line notes.

Solutions to the sample problems will be posted on this web page shortly before the review. Many of these solutions will be discussed during the review. If you cannot attend the review then send a trusted spy. The sample problems for an exam can help you in several ways: