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Exams

There are three evening midterm exams (1.5 hours) and one semi-cumulative final exam (2 hours).
The exams have calculation, short answer and multiple choice problems. The questions cover fundamental concepts, crucial experiments and their interpretation, and some elementary applications.

Exams cover the listed sections of the book, labs, additional lecture material, and lecture demonstrations

 
Date
 
Location
Study Material
Mat. Covered
Blank Exam
Solutions
Exam 1
Thurs., Oct 4 7:15 pm B102 & B130
Van Vleck
 Lecture 9, Physics 207 library reserves page at my.wisc.edu
Ch. 1-6, 7 (lite)
Exam 2 Thurs., Nov. 1 7:15 pm B102 & B130 Van Vleck

Ch. 7-11

Exam 3 Thurs., Nov. 29 7:15 pm B102 & B130
Van Vleck

my.wisc.edu

Ch. 13-18

Final Mon., Dec. 17 12:25 pm B102 & B130
Van Vleck

Semi Cumlative +
Ch. 19-21

 

Exam Grade Boundaries
Here are letter grades to correlate with your exam score:

Letter Grade Exam 1 (mean 67) Exam 2 (mean 65) Exam 3 (mean 90)
A
87-100
84-100  
 90-120 
AB
77-86
74-83 
 80-89
B
67-76
64-73 
70-79 
BC
57-66
 54-63
45-69 
C
40-56
31-53 
30-44 
D
30-39
21-30
 25-29
F
29 and below
20 & below 
24 & below 

You should bring

  • 8.5"x11" single-sided note sheet (four sheets for final exam)
  • 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. (Note: If you finish with less than 5 minutes until the end time you are to remain in your seat)

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 one week in advance of the exam.
  • Students with special needs should consult the instructor in advance of the exam.

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.
Old Exams (Note: Exam access restricted to UW web sites only)
                  Please go to the Physics 207 library reserves page at my.wisc.edu

Comments on Grading
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