Students requiring accommodations approved by the Office of Academic Accessibility must have the ordinary section of the exam administered by the Office of Academic Accessibility.
Items to review
- Spring 2015 Exam 1
- The practical — Audacity Project
- Cut-and-paste a section of music into a new project
- Edit the section so that the beginning and end match
- Loop the section
- Fade in and out
- Export the file
- Computer Math
The practical will be a timed exercise in creating an MP3 file using Audacity. It will be given in lab and will be similar to the Audacity labs.
The ordinary exam will be closed-book and closed-notes with short-answer questions.
Here are some suggested items to study for the ordinary exam.
Computational thinking and programming
- Properties and techniques of computational thinking
- Elements (control structures) of programming
- How to make the bird catch the pig
- Differences between databases and spreadsheets
- How do databases “power” business
- Features of a personal database management system
- Query-by-example to select database information
- The purpose of an encoding scheme.
- The properties of a good encoding scheme.
- Compute the number of possible encodings given a bit-string length.
- Compute the number of bits required to encode a given number of objects.
- Convert a given number of bits into the equivalent number of bytes.
- Convert a given number of bytes into the equivalent number of bits.
- Standard sample rate and bit-depth for a CD.
- Nyquist sampling theorem.
- Range of humanly audible frequencies in Hz.
- Compute the file size of a digital recording given the length of the recording in seconds, the sample rate, and the bit-depth.
- Relation between the structure of our ears and the design of audio compression schemes.