Tue Dec 9 10:08:30 EST 2008
On exams, the emphasis is meant to be on understanding, which is usually tested through problems that require you to think and reason about something new or unfamiliar that is based on material covered. Often that reasoning is quantitative; the theory is that if you understand the material, you will be able to do the right computation to demonstrate your understanding. Sometimes the reasoning requires recognizing that some unfamiliar system or artifact is analogous to one seen in class. Sometimes it's just applying common sense and some of what you've learned.
Broadly, these are the kinds of topics that I hope you understand well enough to answer questions about:
Here's the approximate outline of what we covered: