29:006 - Physics of Everyday Experience
Important Information and Study Guide for Exam 1
Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM in LR1
Exam 1 will cover all
material in Lecture 1 through Lecture 11
(1) You are responsible for all the material presented in the lectures and the exercises and problem assignments.
(2) The readings from the textbook are considered supplementary to the lecture presentations.
(3) The exam will consist of 30 multiple choice questions, roughly 1/3 of these will be require a numerical answer, the remaining questions will be of the conceptual type.
(4) The numerical problems will be similar to the assigned problems in the textbook and to numerical examples presented in class. Students should go over all of these problems and examples in preparation for this exam.
(5) The conceptual questions will refer to material covered in the lectures. Going over the lecture presentations is the best way to prepare for the conceptual questions.
(6) There will be questions requiring you to recall the name(s) of the important scientists mentioned in class and what they are known for. You will not need to recall any of the dates when these discoveries were made.
A Practice Exam is posted
on the Exam Information page. We will go over the practice exam on the Monday
before the exam. You should try to answer the questions and work the problems
on this practice exam before you look at the answers.
The exam is
closed book, and no notes or any other materials
may be used during the exam.
You will NOT be permitted to
use calculators of any kind during the exam.
The numbers will be chosen so that you will be able to do the arithmetic
without the use of a calculator.
A page with the formulas and
constants that you will be given with the exam questions is posted on the
exam information page. You do not need to memorize these formulas, a
copy of the formulas will be attached with the exam questions.
Students are required to hand in
the scoring form and the test form with your name on both when you are
You will need your student
identification number. You will be required to show your
student picture ID or your driver's license when handing in your exam.
Don't forget to bring your ID to the exam.
Your exam score will be posted
on ICON. The "curve" will be posted on the exam information page
If you will be missing the exam
due to excused University activity, you need to email me and let me know
as soon as possible. If you miss the exam due to verifiable illness, you
need to email me as early as possible.
Any students who need
alternate exam accommodations as prescribed by the Student Disability
Office should bring the appropriate form to me as soon as possible so that
the alternate accommodations can be arranged
Students will be monitored carefully during the exam. Any deviations from accepted exam behavior (i.e. cheating of any kind) will not be tolerated and violators will be dealt with according to the policies of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please refer to the section dealing with plagiarism and cheating on the class information page. Talking with any student during the exam is prohibited.