Final Exam: Monday, May 18th, 2009

The Exam

The exam and solutions are now available. (As originally posted, the table in 9(a) was gibberish. This was corrected 3:30 PM, Tue May 26.)

Review Sessions

There will be two review sessions for the final exam:

Handouts, overheads, and videos will be linked here after the sessions.

Sample Exams

Here are some old final exams, courtesy of former instructors of this course:

Caution! These exams were not written by us and will not necessarily reflect the style of problems you will see on the midterm. Also, writing exams requires some compromises on what topics are emphasized. Again, these exams do not reflect our own biases, and even if a particular topic is not covered in depth on the sample exams it may still appear on the actual exam.

You are strongly urged to work the exam problems without looking at solutions.

Reading Week Office Hours

Here are all of our announced office hours, in chronological order. On the Teaching Staff page you can find these same hours listed by TF / CA.

Date Time Who Where
Monday, May 4 2:00–4:30pm Peter Garfield SC 422
2:30–4:30pm Janet Chen SC 427
3:00–4:00pm John Hall SC 420
Tuesday, May 5 11:00am–Noon Justin Grosslight SC 454
1:30–4:30pm Peter Garfield SC 422
5:00–6:00pm Justin Grosslight SC 454
Wednesday, May 6 11:00am–Noon John Hall SC 420
2:00–4:30pm Peter Garfield SC 422
11:00am–1:00pm Janet Chen SC 427
Thursday, May 7 11:00am–Noon Peter Garfield SC 422
1:00–3:00pm Jenny Wang Lowell Dining Hall
3:30–5:00pm Review Session SC Hall A
Friday, May 8 1:00pm–3:00pm Beatrice Liem Winthrop Owens Room (classroom in G entryway)
2:30pm–4:00pm Janet Chen SC 427
5:00–6:00pm; 7:00–8:00pm Jun Yin SC 230
Sunday, May 10 3:00–5:00pm John Hall SC 420
Monday, May 11 10:00–11:30am Peter Garfield SC 422
1:00–3:00pm Andrew Ostergaard Greenhouse Cafe
1:30–3:00pm Peter Garfield SC 422
3:30–5:00pm Review Session SC Hall A
5:00–6:00pm; 7:00–8:00pm Jun Yin SC 230
6:00–7:00pm Michael Diodato Greenhouse Cafe
Tuesday, May 12 11:00am–Noon Justin Grosslight SC 454
5:00–6:00pm Justin Grosslight SC 454
5:00–6:00pm; 7:00–8:00pm Jun Yin SC 230
6:00–7:00pm Michael Diodato Greenhouse Cafe
Wednesday, May 13 3:00–4:00pm John Hall SC 420
5:00–6:00pm; 7:00–8:00pm Jun Yin SC 230
Thursday, May 14 11:00am–1:00pm Janet Chen SC 427
5:00–6:00pm; 7:00–8:00pm Jun Yin SC 230
Friday, May 15 10:30am–12:00noon Peter Garfield SC 422
1:00–3:00pm Anna Marie Wagner Holworthy Common Room
2:30–5:30pm John Hall SC 420
2:30–5:00pm (NOT 1:30–4:00pm) Peter Garfield SC 422
5:00–6:00pm; 7:00–8:00pm Jun Yin SC 230
7:00–9:00pm Dan Mark Adams D-hall
Sunday, May 17 1:00–3:00pm Peter Garfield SC 422
3:00–5:00pm John Hall SC 420
8:00–10:00pm Daniel Pershey Quincy D-hall

This will be updated as more hours are announced.

Policies

The final exam is a three-hour exam administered by the FAS Exams Office and is required for all enrolled students. Students who miss the exam will automatically receive a grade of ABS for the course. Scheduling out-of-sequence final exams is handled by the FAS Exams Office. Quoting the official FAS Final Exam Schedule:

No instructor has the authority to approve alternate times, dates, locations, or accommodations for an exam scheduled by the FAS Exams Office. Special accommodations must be approved by the appropriate governing body or administrative office. Circumventing these procedures may jeopardize a student's grade in the course.

Students with two FAS exams scheduled at the same date and time according to the schedule below will be contacted by the Exams Office before the last day of classes. The Exams Office will resolve the conflict automatically by rescheduling one of the student's two exams to a time within 24 hours of the original exam time. Any student who believes he/she has a conflict with an exam that is not listed on the schedule below should contact the Exams Office immediately.

Students with questions about taking an exam on a different date/time/location, or requesting special accommodations should contact one of the administrative offices [listed on that web page].

Midterm Two: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Exam

The exam and solutions are now available.

Review Session

There was be a review from 7:30–9:00 PM on Sunday April 5th in Science Center Hall C. The review session handout is available, and solutions to selected problems are also available. (Problems that have no solution were done in the review session.) There is video available on iSites.

Sample Exams

Here are some old exams, courtesy of former instructors of this course:

Caution! These exams were not written by us and will not necessarily reflect the style of problems you will see on the midterm. Also, writing exams requires some compromises on what topics are emphasized. Again, these exams do not reflect our own biases, and even if a particular topic is not covered in depth on the sample exams it may still appear on the actual exam.

Solutions have been posted. You are strongly urged to work the exam problems without looking at solutions.

The Exam

The second midterm exam will be 7:00–9:00 PM on Tuesday April 7th in Science Center Hall D (note change from Hall C!). It will cover everything since the first midterm exam through the eighth week. That is, the last new material should be covered in class by Friday, April 3rd.

Policies

Official policy at Harvard is that “out of sequence” exams are only offered for students observing religious holidays and students who need an out of sequence exam as ordered from the accessible education office. We sometimes can accommodate students who happen to have an important sports event at the same time (it must be an actual game or tournament) or a concert or theater event (regular practice or rehearsals of course do not qualify to miss the exam) or a political election event (for which you are a major candidate). In case of a qualifying conflict, contact the course head to see whether it is possible to arrange the exam earlier the same day. We will need a letter from your coach or director. For this exam, the request is due by the end of the day Thursday, April 2nd. You must contact the course head even if you had an out of sequence exam for the first midterm!

Midterm One: Thursday, March 5th, 2009

The Exam

The exam and solutions are now available.

Review Session

There was a review from 8:00–9:30 PM on Monday March 2nd in Science Center Hall A. The review problem sheet (Problem 1 revised 9:55 PM on Monday) from this review is available as a PDF. There is video available on iSites.

Sample Exams

Here are some old exams, courtesy of former instructors of this course:

Caution! These exams were not written by us and will not necessarily reflect the style of problems you will see on the midterm. Also, writing exams requires some compromises on what topics are emphasized. Again, these exams do not reflect our own biases, and even if a particular topic is not covered in depth on the sample exams it may still appear on the actual exam.

Solutions for some of the exams are available above; others will be posted when they become available.

The Exam

The first midterm exam will be 7:00–9:00 PM on Thursday March 5th in Science Center Hall D. It will cover all material covered in class before that date, through partial derivatives and PDEs. The last new material, however, should be covered in Monday's class (or Tuesday's class for the Tuesday-Thursday section).

Policies

Official policy at Harvard is that “out of sequence” exams are only offered for students observing religious holidays and students who need an out of sequence exam as ordered from the accessible education office. We sometimes can accommodate students who happen to have an important sports event at the same time (it must be an actual game or tournament) or a concert or theater event (regular practice or rehearsals of course do not qualify to miss the exam) or a political election event (for which you are a major candidate). In case of a qualifying conflict, contact the course head to see whether it is possible to arrange the exam earlier the same day. We will need a letter from your coach or director. For this exam, the request is due by the end of the day Friday, February 27th.