Information about Exam II

Exam II (Tuesday, March 29) will be in two separate parts, each counting 50%.

It will be CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES, but you can use a single "crib sheet" (8.5 x 11 in., both sides) of prepared material of your choice. You may use one of these for each of the two parts. You may also use the handout "Summary of the Hodgkin-Huxley Model", and a calculator (probably not necessary, and only for calculations).

Part A of the exam will cover the material in the lectures by Prof. Wachtel. The pages in in Kandel et al (4th Ed.) text emphasized in the last two weeks ( 5 lectures) are:

     CHAPTER                    PAGES

	10			All

	11			187-196   and 201-205

	12			207-212,    215-219  and 222-227

	14			253-264  and  274-277

	63			1247-1256

But you should also note that some of the figures referred to in these pages (and/or used in class) are sometimes located on other pages in those chapters.

Again a reminder that this block of material will be emphasized in half of Exam 2, which will have a choice of 4 out of 5 "one liners" and 2 out of 3 "half pagers"

Part B of the exam will cover the material in the four lectures by Prof. Beeman. It will emphasize material from the lectures in class and the lecture notes that are posted here. The assigned chapters from "The BoG" ("The Book of GENESIS" from provide additional information on these topics, but you are only responsible for the material that is directly related to that covered in class. The assigned material from the BoG is:

        Chapter 2    all
        Chapter 4    through Section 4.7
        Chapter 5    through Section 5.5
        Chapter 6    through Section 6.4
        Chapter 7    through Section 7.4
        Chapter 9    through Section 9.4

The format of part B will consist of a choice of 10 out of 12 "short answer" questions on this material, which can be answered in a few words. Some may need two or three sentences (at most). They questions will generally be factual in nature (i.e. questions based on what you remember from the lectures, rather than calculating the solution to problems).