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Exams

There are three evening midterm exams (1.5 hours) and one cumulative final exam (2 hours).
The exams have calculation and short answer problems. 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

NOTE: After Fall 06 topics occur in a slightly different order. This means that the exams from Fall 06 also cover a slightly different range of material. All the material is there, but, for instance, some of the material for exam 1 this semester is on Fall 06 Exam 3.

Final exam note: The final exam is cumulative, meaning that questions will be drawn from all parts of the semester. But not every topic that we covered will have its own question. Previous finals are representative, but some topics that did not show up on that exam may be in your final. Take the previous finals for practice, but remember that your final will be a little different.

Exam
Date
Time
Location
Mat. Covered
Fall 06 exams
Fall 07 exams
Spr 08 exams
     
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Solutions
Exam 1 Wed.,
Feb 20
5:30-7 pm
2103 Chamberlin
Adam (301,310)
Eli (302, 311)
Stephen (303, 306)
Ch. 21.5-7, 22-23,25-26
Exam1 Exam1Sol
180 Science Hall
Amanda (305, 307)
Mike (304, 309)
Ye (308)
Exam 2 Wed.,
Mar 26
5:30-7 pm
2103 Chamberlin
Adam (301,310)
Eli (302, 311)
Stephen (303, 306)

180 Science Hall
Amanda (305, 307)
Mike (304, 309)
Ye (308).

Chap 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 (no 32.6, no 32.8, no 32.10)

Exam2 Exam2Sol
Exam 3

 

Wed.,
Apr 23
5:30-7 pm
2103 Chamberlin
Adam (301,310)
Eli (302, 311)
Stephen (303, 306)
180 Science Hall
Amanda (305, 307)
Mike (304, 309)
Ye (308).
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Ch. 32.6, 32.8, 33
(not 33.8-10),
34 (not 34.2), 37.6,37.8-9,38,39

Exam3

Exam3 Exam3Sol
Final Mon.,
May 12
12:25-
2:25 pm
Ingraham B10

Exams 1-3 + 40.4, 40.10, 41-42, (not 41.7, 42.4)

   

You should bring

  • 8.5"x11" double-sided note sheet (two sheets for final exam). Handwritten only.
  • Number 2 pencil
  • Calculator
  • Your student ID number

Taking the exam

  • The exam will be distributed at the beginning of the exam time.
  • 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 leave quietly.

Exam times

  • Student athletes with an exam conflict may ask their coach to 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 instructor.

Studying

  • Physics has lot to do with visualization and abstraction. Such 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 texts and web pages, attend all lectures and discussions. Most important, ask questions of yourself, of your friends, and of your instructors during lecture and discussion.



 

 
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