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Class date(s): 12 October 2012
Nuvola mimetypes pdf.png (PDF) Midterm, with full solutions

The midterm will be on 12 October 2012 and will cover all material in the course, up to and including Ultrafiltration (membranes section).

The midterm will start at 19:00, but be at the venue at 18:45. Please double check your location: the seating is exact, and you will be asked to go to the correct location.

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.
  • As you've seen, there are only 5 to 6 equations we have learned in the past 5 weeks. Understanding how to use these equations, and how to interpret them, is important.
  • 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. Obviously not where you have to draw an entire plot, but make sure the calculations to draw that plot can be done for at least one or two points on the curve.
  • Hint: the last question covered in class today, 11 October, is important. Please don't worry about the concept of the limiting flux that was explained in the middle of the class.