- The midterm test questions will be released around Oct. 22th 10:00 p.m. and before Otc. 23th 9:00 a.m. on the course website. You should finish it on paper and summit it before the class on Oct. 24th 10:00 a.m. You could discuss with anyone, but should write the solution all by yourselves. You will be evaluated by this summited answer paper.
- In class on Oct. 24th, you are required to do another close-book test on the same set of problems, and will also be evaluated.
- You final score for the midterm test on paper will be the average of these two evaluations.

For expert students who have successfully registerred a
self-study topic:

- Each group of expert students should design and sumbit a problem related to their registerred self-study topic for all other students in midterm exam before deadline Oct. 19th, 23:59.
- If the problem devised are accepted and then presented in the midterm exam, the corrosponding group will get extra points in their own midterm exam.
- The extra points is at least one, and the larger the variance of the points other students shoot on the question, the higher the extra points will be.
- If the group provides a correct answer for the problem they devise, they will get full mark for this problem in the midterm exam. Otherwise, they will be judged as other students in this problem.
- If a group does not submit a problem, each member will get -10 extra points for their midterm exam.
- If the problem is not accepted, each member will get -3 extra points.

For ordinary students who have not successfully registerred a
self-study topic:

- You shall finish the exam and get your test paper points as midterm points.
- Don't worry about the number of problems. You will be allowed to select some of them to solve.