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Autumn 2022

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Exam Policy

You are allowed to bring one handwritten 8.5x11-inch sheet of paper (regular printer paper) to each exam on which you can put on both sides whatever material you wish from the course coverage (definitions, formulas, theorems, results, etc.) as an Exam Reference Sheet to be used during the exam.

To encourage you to establish a good habit for the quarter, before the first exam only, you can upload a copy of this Exam Reference Sheet at least 1 hour before the official exam start time as an extra assignment in Gradescope for up to 2 points extra credit toward the exam (not to exceed the total point value of the exam). The uploaded Exam 1 Reference sheet will be graded for effort. As with weekly homework, you are welcome to collaborate with others, but what you submit should be your own work; it should also be in your own handwriting.

With the exception of the Exam Reference Sheet, all exams for Math 51 are closed-book with no calculators or other electronic aids permitted. (We keep the numbers reasonably simple on exams, so there is no need for a calculator.)

Each midterm counts 20% toward your final grade, and the final exam counts 30% toward your final grade. No scaling or curving is applied to individual exam scores.

If you have a course-related or competition-related schedule conflict with a midterm exam, you must at least two weeks in advance of the exam to make arrangements for an alternate (early) sitting; the same policy holds for OAE accomodations. No other schedule conflicts are accommodated for midterm exams, and alternate exam times are limited. The date and time of the Final Exam are set by the University; all students must take the exam at this time.

If you have an academic or physical disability which requires academic accommodations, please obtain a letter from the Office of Accessible Education. Once you have done so, please as soon as possible so that proper accommodations can be made. Failure to more than two weeks before an exam could mean we are unable to provide your accommodations.

The exam dates are given below; it is your responsibility to verify right now to you can attend these exams. Please as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend one of the exams. In any case, if you need to reschedule the exam you must do so no later than two weeks before the exam.

If an emergency occurs and you need to miss an exam, as soon as possible.

We will have assigned seating for all exams. The seating chart will be posted at the exam room on the evening of the exam; you are responsible for arriving a few minutes early to find your seat before the exam starts. Failure to sit in your assigned seat will be considered a breach of the Honor Code and be handled accordingly.

There is a regrade process after each exam to address possible grading issues on individual problems. You must submit your request in writing, clearly explaining why the particular problem merited more points, and email it into your TA no more than 7 days after the official exam date. (Once submitted, any part of the exam may be regraded, and your score could change up or down.) The submission deadlines are firm, and no exceptions will be made, so please go over your exam, alongside the posted solutions in a timely manner.

Midterm Exam 1

Exam 1 is on Thursday, October 20 from 8-10pm.. The exam covers the material on the course syllabus through (and including) the end of Week 3.   Solutions

Midterm Exam 2

Exam 2 is on Thursday, November 10 from 8-10pm.. The exam covers the material on the course syllabus through (and including) the end of Week 6.   Solutions

Final Exam

The Final Exam is on Tuesday, December 13 from 12:15pm-3:15pm. You must take the exam at this time. The exam is comprehensive, though the syllabus material after the second midterm (the final third of the course), not including Chapter 27, is emphasized a bit more heavily than the other two thirds of the course.

Practice Exams

We will post two practice exams for each midterm and the final exam here. When working through practice exams, you should attempt to solve the problems on your own without looking at the included solution sets. Working the problems with the solutions at hand will do you no good at all.

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Practice First Midterm

Practice Second Midterm

Practice Final Exam

  • Practice 1 and Solutions
  • Practice 2 and Solutions

Autumn 2022 -- Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
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