Exams and Projects
Midterm: Oct 5
 Exams will consist of two parts. You will have up to 60 min to complete part I, and the remainder to work on part II as well as some time outside of class.

 Part I
 Closed book, closed notes, and you won't need a calculator.
 No collaborating or discussing problems with classmates.
 Part II
 Open book, open notes, use laptop and MATLAB, submit answer electronically. Like a homework assignment with limited time.
 No collaborating or discussing problems with classmates.
 What to study?
 Review reading quizzes, homework and projects. Look at the solutions I've posted. Do you understand my solution method?
 Look at the MATLAB codes presented in class. Have you tried running them yourself? Could you have written them yourself?
 A concept review list is here.
Final Project
 Project scope
 Present an overview of the inverse method currently being used to solve a specific problem in your research, or identified in a journal article.
 Present an approach for modifying or reproducing the solution technique based on methods presented in class. It may be necessary to simplify the problem (e.g., reduce it to a 1D system), which is OK.
 Students choose to present either a 1520 minute oral presentation OR a 1015 page written report.
 One page project description due 11/16.
 Oral presentations will be given during the final exam period (12/19, 7:00 pm).
 Written reports due by final exam day (12/19, 7 pm).
 Attendance at all oral presentations is mandatory.
 Students will also evaluate each others projects. Average student evaluations will factor into the overall grade.
 Grading
 30%: Explanation of problem to be solved, description of existing techniques.
 50%: Demonstartion of concepts learned in class.
 10%: Presentation skill / writing clarity.
 10%: Peer evaluation.