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Preparing for the Final Examination

The final examination will feature 9 questions which may be taken from any material in the course (though the focus of the examination will be upon Chapters 6, 7 and 8.
 
Question 1 Mandatory 1 x 8 marks
Questions 2 - 9 Choose 7 of these 8 7 x 6 marks each
Bonus Question Try it! worth 2 or 3 marks
Total Possible Marks   50

The test questions will be very similar to assigned exercises and problems, questions on assignments and examples covered in class.  You will be given equation sheets and list of physical constants to use during the examination.

The final examination is worth 50% of your grade.

rarrownew.gif (1806 bytes)The final exam takes place on Thurs. Dec. 11, 2003 at 8:30 a.m. in the St. Denis Centre, Exam areas 15 and 16.

What you should do:

  • Do all of the assigned problems and exercises
  • Review the first assignment
  • Review your notes: try to compress each lecture to a single page with general concepts
  • Review the examples covered in class
  • Attend tutorials (Thurs. Nov. 6 and Mon. Nov. 10 at 2:30 in 2137 Erie Hall;)
  • Book consultation time if you need it (come in groups, email questions you want covered in advance)
  • Download equation sheets and physical constants sheets
  • Download some useful handouts on partial differentials and physical constants

What you should not do:

  • Do not start studying 1 or 2 days before - cover a bit of material each day
  • Do not memorize the notes from start to finish - focus on problem solving and concepts (the examination will not be a trivia contest!).  Summarize important concepts!

Last Updated November 28, 2003, Copyright Rob Schurko, 2001-2003.