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FINAL EXAM SPECIFICS DATE: Friday, May 5, 2006 LOCATION: Livingston Gym (not the RAC—the gym is a white building with a blue roof—it is near a TV tower) TIME: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED SO MAKE SURE YOU ARRIVE BY 3:45 pm AT THE LATEST!! PROTOCOL: You can only bring the following items with you to the exam room: Your Rutgers ID (we need this to verify your identity when you hand in your examination papers) Erasers (free standing—not at the end of a pen or pencil) Items such as your own pens, pencils, paper, book bags, food/drink, and technology devices (e.g. cell phones, pagers, cameras, IPODs, etc.) are not allowed in the examination room. We will provide you with blue books and pencils (with erasers). TIME LIMIT: 3 hours. The exam will start at 4:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm. FORMAT: Similar to the midterm exam; However, on the final exam you will have total of 8 programming problems (4 ANSI C and 4 Matlab) and 1 bonus UNIX question. MATERIAL COVERED: Everything listed on the midterm review sheet that is available on the course website. The link is called “Midterm Review Topics”. Matlab Chapters 1-5. o Chapter 1: Operations and precedence; Assignment operator (“=”), variables and constants; Matlab menus and the Matlab text editor; Matlab windows; Using the editor versus using the interactive Matlab command window; script files versus function files; brief introduction to miscellaneous built-in functions (e.g. asin, exp) and conditional statements/loops. o Chapter 2: Vectors (unidimensional, row and column), arrays, and matrixes (multidimensional) (remember to review the Matrix math handout on the class website); vector/array/matrix arithmetic operations (don’t forget your “period”!); length/magnitude/absolute value; built-in functions (e.g. find and linspace); polynomials (addition, subtraction, multiplication [conv], division [deconv], poly(r) o Chapter 3: Built-in functions; diary command; .m versus .mat files; disp command (similar to printf); formatting (e.g. format short, format bank); input function (similar to scanf); lookfor command (for finding information about built-in functions); expressing function arguments (e.g sin(x2 + 5) is written sin(x.^2 + 5) in Matlab); Trig functions in Matlab operate in RADIANS; user-defined functions (function z = fun(x,y) function [output variables] = name (input variables); remember, variables in a user-defined function are local to that function only; cell arrays (think MS Excel); structure arrays (think database). o Chapter 4: Relational operators (e.g. >, < ); Logical or Boolean operators (not ~, and &, or |); Truth Table; Order of precedence (e.g. parentheses first, OR last); find function (computes the array containing the indices of the nonzero elements of the array); Conditional statements (if, else….don’t forget “end”); Loops (for and while….the logic is the same as you learned in C….use for when you know the number of passes in advance, use while when you do not); S;trings (don’t forget your single quotation marks); don’t forget your ranges (m:n:p) m=start, p=end, n=spacing….the default in Matlab is 1); the switch/case function (the alternative to if/else). o Chapter 5: XY plot functions (rectilinear); log plots; semi-log plots; plot/lable/title commands; subplot command; grid command; axis command (use this to override Matlab’s choices); fplot command (when you want a more fine-grained plot); overlay plots (e.g. plot(A); function discovery (for linear, power, and exponential functions). LAST SUGGESTIONS: Bring homework problems into recitation this work and ask your TA to work them out for you. This will help you think about the types of problems that will be on the final. See your TA for extra help!