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Old 10-26-2006, 08:39 AM
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Default Notes for Exam 3/M

See in attachment a pretty decent set of notes.

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i) There are a few typos I can remember of.
ii) I took the exam during the Fall 2005, I don't know
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Default SOA157 - Posted Actuarial Exams Concordance and Discrepancies

Although this may exist elsewhere, I haven't seen it. The SOA 157 sample questions were just old posted exam questions. This is a pdf file that matches the problems. It should be clear how to read the file. For example, the file indicates problem number 49 from the SOA 157 sample questions is the same as number 24 from the November 2002 exam, whereas problem number 95 from the SOA 157 sample questions is no longer being tested on MLC.

The second file indicates some differences between the two groups of problems.
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This is the notes I used for Fall 2007 sitting of CAS 3 exam. Given the volume of materials on CAS 3, I find understanding concepts more important than memorizing formulas and facts. Therefore, my notes are written in a way that it deemphasizes memorization and develops understanding of concepts. For example there are many proofs and intuition to understanding equations that help me in deriving formulas from basic principles during an exam. If you have a good memory, flashcard is a good alternative. This should cover all materials on the new 3L and 3F exams.
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I used this to help memorize things. I did one similar for P (two pages) and FM (two pages) - as opposed to 11 pages for this MLC sheet. I've distributed it around my office so it has been reviewed and corrected -as you can see it's in its 19th "edition"; however, I'm not sure it's 100% error free. Mostly, I'm just thrilled that I will never ever have to look at it again. However, I'll be doing the same for Exam C in the fall.
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I found that it was very helpful to prepare this "cheat pamphlet" - it contains basically all the formulas that I tended to forget when working problems. It covered a decent number of problems on the test, but it's by no means exhaustive.

TeX is pretty nice for preparing stuff like this - I like the lifecon package: Style file, and here is the User's Guide.
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John2001 noted that a password was required on the pdf I had previously posted? ? ? Don't know why that happenned . . . So I deleted the previously posted pdf, re-created the pdf and re-posted it here again -
I used this to help memorize things. I did one similar for P (two pages) and FM (two pages) - as opposed to 11 pages for this MLC sheet. I've distributed it around my office so it has been reviewed and corrected -as you can see it's in its 19th "edition"; however, I'm not sure it's 100% error free. Mostly, I'm just thrilled that I will never ever have to look at it again. However, I'll be doing the same for Exam C in the fall.
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In the great tradition carried on by jmljr66 and SouthernGeek, here is the short review sheet I used for the most recent sitting. It is far from comprehensive; I focussed on the formulas/relations that I found myself constantly referring back to my notes for.
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I found that it was very helpful to prepare this "cheat pamphlet" - it contains basically all the formulas that I tended to forget when working problems. It covered a decent number of problems on the test, but it's by no means exhaustive.

TeX is pretty nice for preparing stuff like this - I like the lifecon package: Style file, and here is the User's Guide.
How on earth do you get started in TeX? I'm trying to use LEd, but it's just too much and I don't have enough time to learn this on my own. I just want to use the lifecon package.

I can make a basic pdf file with TeX, and I understand the command, but I just don't know where to put lifecon.sty. Thanks for the help!
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I can make a basic pdf file with TeX, and I understand the command, but I just don't know where to put lifecon.sty. Thanks for the help!
In what TeX calls the "preamble". The beginning of your file should look something like:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{lifecon}

\begin{document}
blah blah blah...


You will almost certainly want to take advantage of some of the nicer typesetting environments afforded by the amsmath package, hence my inclusion of it. The AMS has lots of nice tabular environments for cases and multi-column equations.

Although much of LaTeX can be learned from various web resources, I cannot recommend strongly enough the book by Kopka & Daly if you are going to do much TeXing down the road. It is the ultimate resource and has the benefit of being exceedingly easy to read with lots of examples and an OUTSTANDING index.

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