Exams

In the Fall 2020 semester, all exams will be administered online. Please read carefully the exam procedure and rules.

Midterm I

  • Date and Time: Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 7-8:20pm PDT (7-9pm with DSP 1.5x time).
    Students on US Eastern Time can start at 5:30pm PDT; please notify the instructors in advance with a private Piazza post.
  • Topics: all material covered during Weeks 1-5 (check the list of required topics)
  • Samples: Sample I (blank), Sample II (blank), Sample III (blank), Sample IV (blank)
  • Textbook preparation problems
    • Exercises 2.3 (p.38), 2.23 (p.80)
    • Exercises 2.29 (p.93) [just indicate if signed overflow occurred], 2.33 (p.153), 2.40 (p.156)
    • Exercise 2.5 (p.160)
    • Homework problems at the back of Chapter 2 are good exercises to review Unit1-Unit3
    • Exercises 3.2 (p.185), 3.5 (p.189), 3.6 (p.192)
    • Exercises 3.18 (p.213), 3.20 (p.219), 3.21 (p.219), 3.24 (p.224), 3.25 (p.226)
    • Homework problems at the back of Chapter 3 are good exercises to review.

Midterm II

  • Date and Time: Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 7-8:40pm PDT (7-9:30pm with DSP 1.5x time).
    Students on US Eastern Time can start at 5:30pm PDT; please notify the instructors in advance with a private Piazza post.
  • Topics: all material covered during Weeks 6-9 (check the list of required topics)
  • Samples: Sample I (blank), Sample II (blank), Sample III (blank)
  • Textbook preparation problems
    • Exercises 3.44 (p.275), 3.45, 3.68 (p.320), 3.69
    • Exercises 6.25 (p.650), 6.26, 6.30, 6.31, 6.32, 6.33, 6.34, 6.36
    • Exercises 9.11-9.13 (reference memory state in Fig. 9.20 on p.822), 9.11 (p.877), 9.12, 9.13, 9.15

Final

  • Date and Time: Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 11am-1pm PDT (11am-2pm for DSP students)
  • Topics: all material covered during the course
  • Samples: Sample I / blank (plus all problems in Midterm I and II), Sample II / blank, Sample III / blank, Sample IV / blank
  • Additional unrolling/scheduling problems: Discussion Slides
  • Additional textbook preparation problems
    • Exercises 5.8, 5.13, 5.14b
    • Exercises 7.6, 7.9, 7.11, 7.12
    • All other textbook problems from Midterm I and II