Written midterm - 2013

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Class date(s): 13 February 2013

The midterm will be on 13 February in the evening, and will cover all material in the course, up to and including the class just before the midterm.

More details to come soon.

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.