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Summer 2014

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Exam Policy

All exams for Math 51 are closed-book, closed-notes, with no calculators or other electronic aids permitted. The midterm counts as 30% toward your final grade, and the final exam counts 45%.

If you believe you will need an alternate midterm for extended time, a quieter room or other accessibility reasons, please send me an email as soon as possible (by July 11), and contact the Office of Accessible Education so that they can give me a letter by July 16, one week before the midterm. If you have serious conflicts, again please tell me by July 11, but I must approve all conflicts by July 16 for scheduling purposes.

There is a regrade process after each midterm exam to address possible grading issues on individual problems. Your original, unaltered exam must be accompanied by a cover letter clearly explaining why the particular problem merited more points, and it must be turned into Elizabeth or Megan no more than two weeks after the official exam date. (Once submitted, any part of the exam may be regraded; please also note your exam may have been photocopied to ensure compliance with the Honor Code.) The submission deadlines are firm, and no exceptions will be made, so please arrange to pick up your exam paper from the instructors in a timely manner. (For privacy reasons, we can only release your exam, whether in paper or electronic form, to you.)


The midterm will be Wednesday, July 23, 7-9pm in a room to be announced. Solutions to spring 2014 midterm 1
Solutions to spring 2014 midterm 2

Final Exam

The Final Exam is on Saturday, August 16th, from 12:15pm to 3:15pm, in a location to be announced. You must take the exam at this time, excepting alternate times as negotiated by OAE recommendations.
Solutions to spring 2014 final

Previous Exams

The following exams were given in previous incarnations of Math 51. Material covered on a given midterm of a given course may not exactly correlate to the material covered in Math 51 this quarter, so please bear this in mind when working these examples. Also keep in mind that the midterm exams are not of a uniform length, since different courses set different time limits (60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes, etc).

When reviewing these exams you should attempt to solve the problems on your own without looking at the included solutions. Working the problems with the solutions at hand will do you no good at all.

First Midterms

Second Midterms

Final Exams

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