Notice: Test 4

The graded answer books for Test 4 are now available in the pick-up room, 216 Gates Hall, from noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Dates and times

  • The dates of the tests are given in the Schedule. They take place during the class periods. These times are fixed. If you miss a test, there is no opportunity to retake it.


  • The tests are 40 minutes in length. Each test has two questions on material that has been covered in the video lectures, up to and including the lectures for the week of the test.

  • You are expected to have studied the video lectures before the tests. You may look at the course slides during the examination, but you are not permitted to watch or listen to the videos.

The following are allowed during the tests:

  • The tests are open book. You may bring any books or notes.

  • Laptop computers, tablets, and similar devices may be used (a) to store lecture slides, notes, and other papers and (b) as a calculator.

The following are not allowed during the tests:

  • You may not listen to any audio materials or view the video lectures.

  • No electronic device may be used for any form of communication, or any activity that involves networking, including email, texting, or searching the web.


  • In calculating the final grade, the grades on the best six questions will be used (out of the total of eight).

Past tests

Here are examples of tests that have been set in previous years:

Return of tests and regrade requests

Return of tests

The graded tests will be returned in class, usually during the week following the date of the test. For the next ten days, any answer books not picked up in class can be picked up from 216 Gates Hall, from noon to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will need your Cornell ID and you will not be able to pick up an assignment for another student.

Regrade requests

If you think there is a grading error, you may request a regrade. To request a regrade, contact me after class, come to my office hours, or send me email.

  • No regrade request will be considered more than ten days after the tests are returned.

  • Grading mistakes will be corrected, but points will not be changed when the grade is determined by the grader's judgment.