There are three evening midterm exams (1.5 hours) and one cumulative final exam (2 hours).
The questions cover fundamental concepts, crucial experiments and their interpretation, and some elementary applications.

Exams cover the listed sections of the book, labs, homework, discussion section material, lecture material, and lecture demonstrations.

Final exam note: The final exam is cumulative, meaning that questions will be drawn from all parts of the semester. However, not every topic that we covered will have its own question. The final from earlier semesters are representative, but some topics that did not show up on that exam may be in your final. Take the examples of earlier exams given below for practice, but remember that your final will be different.






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Exam 1 (key)

 Monday, Sep 30

See my emails to class for exam locations and room allocation.

5:30-7:00 pm

Chap 1-4

Review 1

Exam 2 (key)

Monday, Oct 28

5:30-7:00 pm

Chap 5-8

Review 2

Exam 3 (key)


Monday, Nov 25

5:30-7:00 pm

Chap 9-12

Review 3



Final Exam (key)


Sunday Dec 15.

5:05-7:05 pm


Chap. 1-15

Review 4

You should bring

Taking the exam

Exam times/conflicts