# Exams¶

Exams will be held during the regular lecture hour. Exams will be closed-book. You will be permitted one sheet of 8.5x11 paper, with handwritten notes on both sides. Calculators and computers are not allowed.

Online section: if you’re in the online section, you should plan to be proctored over zoom, during the same time period as the regular exam. If that won’t work, see “confict exams” below.

Conflict exams: if you have a time conflict, please make arrangements at least week prior to the regular exam.

Past exams will be made available to you on this page.

## Exam 1¶

Exam 1 was Monday, September 25, in class. Topics included phasors, spectrum, Fourier series, and sampling.

Problems from previous semesters that would be fair game for this exam include:

Fall 2011 Exam 1 (solutions) problems 1 (find \(X_k\) instead of \(a_k,b_k\)), 4(a), and 5(b) (\(X_d(\omega)\) means the spectrum of the discrete-time signal).

Fall 2011 Exam 2 (solutions) problem 6(a-e)

Fall 2013 Exam 1 problems 1, 2, and 3 ( solutions)

Fall 2013 Exam 3 ( solutions) problems 1, 2, and 8. In problem 8, “Sketch \(X(\omega)\)” means “sketch the spectrum plot.”

Fall 2014 Exam 1 problems 1, 2, and 3 ( solutions )

Fall 2014 Exam 3 problem 3 ( solutions )

Fall 2021 Exam 1 all problems (solutions)

Fall 2022 Exam 1 all problems (solutions)

## Exam 2¶

Exam 2 was Monday, October 31, in class.

Topics included LSI systems, convolution, frequency response, and DTFT. Problems from previous semesters that would be fair game for this exam include:

Fall 2013 Exam 1 problems 4, 5 ( solutions )

Fall 2014 Exam 1 problem 4 ( solutions )

Fall 2014 Exam 2 problem 1, 2, 4 ( solutions )

Fall 2017 Exam 2 problem 1, 2, 3, 4 ( solutions )

Fall 2021 Exam 2 all problems (solutions)

Fall 2022 Exam 2 all problems (solutions)

## Exam 3¶

The final exam will be held at the standard time for Monday 1pm courses, which is Wednesday, 12/13, from 7:00-10:00pm.

The final exam will be about the length of two midterm exams. Calculators and computers are not permitted. You may bring two sheets of handwritten notes, front and back. The exam will also have a formula sheet, which will be posted here in advance of the exam. If you are taking the exam online, it will be provided to you by e-mail and on zoom; you’ll need to upload your solutions to Gradescope.

Topics covered will include:

17%: topics from exam 1

17%: topics from exam 2

66%: topics from the last third of the course, including DFT and circular convolution, Z transform and inverse Z transform, IIR filters, causality and stability, notch filters, and second-order filters.

Problems from previous semesters that would be fair game for this exam include:

Fall 2021 practice exam 3 all problems (solutions)

Fall 2021 exam 3 all problems (solutions, and the more detailed workthrough of some of those solutions in office hours).

Fall 2022 exam 3 all problems (solutions)