EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMS GEOL 200
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Final Exam Description Spring 2002 Evolutionary Systems Geology 200 Lynn S Fichter and Steve Baedke We have covered a tremendous range of ideas and concepts this semester from the nitpicking details to the global and from the abstract to applications to human behavior and relationships What out of all this do we need you to know There is so much We want to be fair yet there are speci c concepts and applications we want you to leave with There are three portions to the test One written essay second descriptions of programs we used and the third a concluding statement The written questions are given below These are the exact questions that will be on the test although you will answer only a select number of them How to Prepare and What is Expected Below are a series of questions These are the exact questions for the test You should be prepared to answer any of them but will have to answer only a few of them depending on their length You will not know which questions will be asked until test time but there is also be some choice on which questions you answer 39 Test is openbookopennote This means the accuracy of your information is taken for granted What we are after is how well you can integrate explore and explain while being comprehensive and complete in ways that an educated layperson will easily grasp understand and be able to apply 39 The questions below are minimally stated but you should be prepared to present a fully developed thesis on the subject incorporating and de ning all special terms and explaining and relating all necessary concepts 39 You must include pertinent examples from the programs and experiments you ran and where possible examples from the real world fully explaining how and why they relate to the concept under discussion 39 Quality and thoroughness of the written answers Imagine this You have to give a presentation on the subject to your boss How well you do determines whether you get a promotion a big raise and the corner office with windows or stay in the basement So you need to be organized logical and thorough but not tedious This is not an L quot detailed 39 391 quot buta l quot that captures the quintessencel It should include the most important elements and explain how they relate and build to a concise understanding of the subject including de nitive examples but leaving out what is incidental or insigni cant Do not assume we know what you are talking about Write for an educated person who knows nothing about the subject but really wants to learn Remember act as if your whole future depends on how professionally you can pull this off 1 Concept Questions A Write a statement distinguishing a quotTopDown vs a BottomUp strategy in solving a problem 39 l quot 39 l l l 39 quot r of localrules global behavior Apply these concepts to the behavior of cellular automata boids genetic algorithms and real world problems For the questions below you must give specific examples both in the computer models and in the real world that illustrate the concept under discussion It is both the ability to explain clearly what the concept is and how it applies that is important 1 Quintessence 1 An extract from anything containing in concentrated form its most essential principle 2 The purest and most essential part of anything gt