CDS 101/110 Midterm, Fall 2008

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The midterm will be handed out on 29 Oct (Wed) at the end of class. It will only be available in hardcopy. After Wed, the exam can be picked up outside 102 Steele.

The exam will consist of 3-5 problems, covering the material in the first four weeks of the coures. The exam will be open book. You may use the course text, any of the optional texts (Friedland, Franklin-Powell and Emami-Naeni, Lewis), course handouts, lecture notes, course problem sets and solutions, and your own handwritten notes. No other books are allowed.

You may use a computer or calculator for carrying out {\em numerical} computations. MATLAB may be used but is not required. Symbolic computations using Mathematica or MATLAB/Maple are not allowed (and shouldn't be needed). All of your answers must be hand written or hand drawn (do not turn in code or computer plots).

You are not allowed to use the Internet during the exam, except for accessing local computing resources, such as MATLAB/SIMULINK, or material posted on the course web site (within the caltech.edu domain).

The exam will be due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, 4 November, in the box outside 102 Steele. Please write your solutions in a fresh exam book (blue book). We have to grade a large collections of exams in a short time and it makes things much simpler to manage if everyone uses a bluebook.