|There are three evening midterm exams (1.5
hours) and one cumulative final exam (2 hours).
The exam format is word problems. The questions cover fundamental
concepts, crucial experiments and their interpretation, and some
Exams cover the listed sections
of the book,
labs, homework, discussion section material, lecture material, and
Final exam note: The final exam
meaning that questions will be drawn from all parts of the semester.
However, not every topic that we covered will have its own question.
final from Fall 2007 is representative, but some topics that did not
show up on that exam may be in your final. Take the Fall 2007 exam for
practice, but remember that your final will be a little different.
You should bring
- 8.5"x11" self-prepared note sheets (your three
single-sided sheets from the midterm exams and one single-sided
sheet for the new material)
- A pen or pencil
- Your student ID number
Taking the exam
- The exam will be distributed at the beginning of the
- You must stop working at the end of the exam time.
Working past the exam time will not be permitted.
- If you finish early, please turn in your exam and
- Student athletes with an exam conflict may ask their
administer the exam to them at a remote location. Consult the
instructor at least two weeks in advance to make arrangements.
- Students with exam time conflicts should contact the
instructor at least two weeks in advance of the exam.
- Students with special needs should consult the
- Physics has lot to do with visualization and
modes of understanding are perhaps unfamiliar. Try your best and be
willing to make mistakes. Physics questions very basic assumptions
about our experience. Forget what you know, and start fresh. Study the
text and web pages, attend all lectures and discussions, and work out
the solutions to as many problems as possible -- both the homework
problems and the end-of-chapter problems in the text.