**Final information**

__When:__ There will be a take-home final exam during the final examinations' week. The plan
is to post it on Sunday December 17, with due date on Tuesday December 19.

__What's at stake:__ The final will
contribute 36 points (out of 100) for your final class grade.

__Topics covered:__ This is a comprehensive final exam, hence questions may span all the material from
the course syllabus. You should be particularly comfortable with the Matlab mini projects from the
homework assignments (last problems in Homeworks 1 to 10).

__Format:__ The final take-home exam will comprise of a Matlab project similar to the ones you
have been working on in your homework. As usual, you will be asked to answer some questions about properties
of a given stochastic system, write a Matlab simulation and use this
simulation to understand some properties of the system.

__Instructions:__ As detailed in the cover page of your exam

- This is an
**individual**take-home exam,**collaborations are not allowed**. - You will need to use Matlab to answer some of the questions in this exam.
- You should prepare a report in electronic format with your answers including all necessary derivations, discussions, Matlab code, and plots.
- Write your answers concisely and clearly. Show all your work.
- Your solutions should be submitted via Gradescope as a single pdf file.
**The submission deadline is 10 pm ET, Tuesday December 19, 2023.**- Late submissions will not be accepted.
- Perfect score: 100

__Practice final:__ There will not be a practice final posted, I think
you've had enough samples of what is expected from your homework assignments.