In order to prepare for exams in this class I recommend the following:
Make sure that you are able to completely solve every assigned homework problem and understand the reasoning that validates the soln;
Review the lecture notes and make sure you understand all the examples discussed in class;
Make sure you understand the theory that validates our calculations;
For extra practice complete all the additional recommended problems;
Ask for help. If you don't understand any issue or can't do any homework problem, make sure
to go to my office hours and ask for help.