Written midterm - 2013

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Class date(s): 13 February 2013

The midterm will cover all material in the course, up to and including the class just before the midterm.

  • 13 February 2013
  • Location: T13, room 127
  • Starting time: 17:30

What will be covered in the midterm?

Everything from the start of class, right up to the class just prior to the midterm. The exact section numbers are:

  • F2011: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (excluding section 5.3)
  • F2006: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5 (excluding section 4.3)

Answering questions in the midterm

  • You may bring in any printed materials to the midterm; any textbooks, any papers, etc.
  • You may use any calculator during the midterm.
  • You may answer the questions in any order in the answer booklet.
  • Time saving tip: please use bullet points to answer, where appropriate, and never repeat the question back in your answer.
  • If anything seems unclear, or information appears to be incomplete, please make a reasonable assumption and continue with the question.

How to prepare for the midterm

  • Understand the concepts being learned. My courses are not about applying the correct equation and solving.
  • Check that your answers are reasonable (can you really have a flow rate of 1050 \(\text{m}^3.\text{s}^{-1}\) through a pipe?)
  • Read the questions carefully: they are usually worded precisely. The biggest point where students loose marks is to answer only part of the question.
  • Questions that you did on computer in the assignments: make sure you can repeat them by hand.
    • Can you sketch plots roughly by hand
    • Integrals and differentiating must be done analytically, where possible: revise your calculus notes if you are not comfortable with this.