T÷lvunarfrŠ­i 2

Weekly notes 15

In the tuesday lecture of this week we will go over the material covered during the semester and describe the structure of the exam. This is the last lecture in the course. In the sections this week we will go over the solutions to the last homework (Homework 11).

The material for the exam is on a separate page. The exam will be saturday May 7th at 9:00 to 12:00. All written material is allowed, including the textbooks, lecture notes and solutions to problem sets and projects. You should also take with you a calculator, as you might have to do simple calculations in some of the problems. The problems on the exams will take into account that all written material is allowed, and they will be similar to most of the homework problems that you have had this winter. In all of the problems the rule is: An answer without valid reasoning is worthless.

This exam will be in the same spirit as the exams from the last seven years (see the class homepage), except that the first three years we were using different textbooks. However the material is very similar and there shouldn't be a big difference between the exams except for some new material on "Compositional Definitions and Structural Induction".

The same exam will be used for T÷lvunarfrŠ­i 2 and T÷lvunarfrŠ­i 2a. On it there will be 6 problems, out of which the best 5 will count. This is a similar setup as in last year's exam. There will be an exam in English for those who request it.

The homework will account for 10% of the total grade and we will use the 9 best of 11. The programming projects will also count for 10%, both will count. Students in T÷lvunarfrŠ­i 2 also had the Extra Project, which will count for 10%. The exam will therefore account for 80% of the total grade for students in T÷lvunarfrŠ­i 2a, but 70% for students in T÷lvunarfrŠ­i 2. The homework and project grades will not lower your total grade, only raise it.

There will be an IRC chat session just before the exam, either on thursday May 3rd or friday May 4th. It will be annouced on the class home page. You can continue to send in questions to the message board and we will try to answer them as soon as we can.

Good luck!

annaing (hja) hi.is / hh (hja) hi.is, April 25th, 2005.