COS 402: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Final Exam Information

Fall 2004

The final will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, January 13 in Computer Science 102.  This will be a three-hour exam for which you will be given 3.5 hours.

If you do better on the exam than the homeworks, then the final exam will be worth 35% of your final grade .  Otherwise, if you did better on the homeworks than the exam, it will be worth only 25% of your grade.

What to bring

The exam will be closed book.  However, you may bring a one-page "cheat sheet" consisting of a single, ordinary 8.5"x11" blank sheet of paper with whatever notes you wish written upon it.  You may write on both the front and the back.  However, it must be handwritten (not computer generated or photocopied) in your own handwriting.

Also, be sure to bring a calculator.

You may not use the text book, your notes, a computer or any other materials during the exam.

Last year's exam

Here is last year's final exam.  This year's exam will be largely of the same format.

What will be covered

In principle, anything covered in lecture or in the assigned readings is "fair game".  However, realistically, you can expect that the emphasis will be placed on those same topics that were emphasized in lecture.

Below is a list of topics, concepts and algorithms that you should be familiar with.  I have attempted to make this an exhaustive list, although I cannot guarantee that I did not miss an item or two.  See also last year's exam for a sense of what will be covered.

Good luck!