Fall 2007
ARE211
Midterm Exam
Due date: Mon Oct 22, noon. (Leo’s mailbox in 207 Giannini)
There are 7 questions.
Each questionquestion is worth 14 points, except for #6, which is worth 16, for a total of 100
points.
Rules, regulations and advice
a) You must work on this exam by yourself. You are not allowed to talk to anybody about it
or exchange notes (not even old class notes) with anybody during the exam period. You can
use
your own
notes, the lecture notes, the answer keys to the problem sets, as well as books
such as Simon & Blume.
b) Please write up the answers neatly; otherwise points may be subtracted because your answer
is not legible.
c) Conciseness is a virtue of proofs.
We will
definitely
take points off for excessively long
proofs. It is just not fair to give somebody the same points for writing a proof covering three
pages that other people did perfectly in four lines. (
None of the questions requires a
proof that is long, so if your answer is getting really long and messy, you must
be missing something
)
d) Some questions, or parts of questions might require a little trick which might be difficult to
see. So, please work on the easy questions, and the easy parts of questions that have hard
parts, first and save the difficult questions for the end. Each question has a “theme,” so if
you are having trouble with figuring out what the question is getting at, try a different part
to see if you can pick up the theme.
e) If you believe a question needs clarification, or even worse, is incorrect (I hope this doesn’t
happen) send me an email, and copy Rosangela. Remember to put ARE211 in the subject
line, to defeat the spam police. If I consider it appropriate, I will reply to the whole class so
everybody gets the same response. You might want to check your email periodically, just to
see if there’s any correspondence.
Please note well:
i) in past years, more than half the email questions I received were undecipherable, and
had to be returned for further clarification. This was a
major
pain. Hence please follow
the following simple instructions for submitting questions.
ii)
always
specify the
precise
part of the question to which you are referring.
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 Fall '07
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 Topology, Derivative, Continuous function, Metric space, DI

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