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Exams

There are three midterm exams (during lecture time) and one cumulative final exam (2 hours).
The exams have short answer problems and problems with calculations. The questions cover fundamental concepts, crucial experiments and their interpretation, and some applications.

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

NOTE: topics occur in a slightly different order in different semesters. This means that the exams for different years may cover subjects in a different order one from the other.

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.

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Time
Location
Mat. Covered
Spr 04 Spr06
Spr 07
Spr 09 exams
     
 
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MTE 1 Fri.,
Feb 13
9:55 AM
(during lecture)
2241 Chamberlin

T&M Ch 14-16, 33; T&L Ch 5, T&L Ch 6.1, 6.2


Exam1 Exam1Sol
MTE 2 Fri.,
Mar 13
9:55 AM
(during lecture)
2241 Chamberlin

T&M 21-24, T&L Ch. 4

Exam2 Exam2Sol
MTE 3

 

Fri.,
Apr 24
9:55 AM
(during lecture)
   2241 Chamberlin

T&M Ch. 25,26,27
T&L Ch 7, Ch 11

Exam3

Exam3 Exam3Sol
Final Mon.,
May 11
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Van Vleck B239

MTE 1 - 3,  T&M Ch 28, 30

Final   FinalSol

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.
  • No textbook can be used during the exam.

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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