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« PHYS218 Fall 2014

Final Exam - Dec. 16, 1-3 pm in EE 129

Fri 21Nov2014 4:34PM

The final exam will be in EE129 on Dec. 16 at 1-3 pm.  Please note the new location: EE129.

The final exam will be comprehensive and will be the same format as the previous exams (10 multiple choice questions).  About 3 questions will be drawn from the material not previously covered on Exams 1-3: Chapters 12-16 and the corresponding Homeworks 11-12.  The remaining questions will be cumulative and will closely reflect the questions on the previous exams and on the practice exams available for download on the course website.

Please bring your Purdue ID, a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a 8.5x11" crib sheet containing any information that you'd like.  You may not use a cell phone or any device capable of wireless communication as a calculator.

You will be provided with the same front page as you were for Exam 3 giving: the moment of inertia for various shapes, the density of water, and the acceleration due to gravity.  Best of luck to everyone!


Exam 3 - Nov. 20, 8-10 pm

Thu 06Nov2014 9:23AM

We will have Exam 3 at 8-10 pm on Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 in PHYS 114 and 203.

The exam will cover Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11 and the corresponding Homeworks 7, 8, 9, and 10.  Please bring your Purdue ID, a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a 8.5x11" crib sheet containing any information that you'd like.  You may not use a cell phone or any device capable of wireless communication as a calculator.

In addition to the homework, a critical resource for studying for the exam are the practice exams on this website under Course Materials -> Exams.  These are the exams that I gave during Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, and Fall 2013.  Please note that there is no Exam 3 from Spring 2010.  However, Exam 2 from Spring 2010  includes questions relevant to this exam (Questions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9).

You will be provided with the same front page as the practice exams giving: the moment of inertia for various shapes, the density of water, and the acceleration due to gravity.  Best of luck to everyone!


Exam 2 - Oct. 21, 8-10 pm

Fri 03Oct2014 4:02PM

We will have Exam 2 at 8-10 pm on Oct. 21 in PHYS building, Rooms 114 and 203.  The exam will cover Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 and the corresponding Homeworks 3, 4, 5 and 6.  Please bring your Purdue ID, a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a 8.5x11 inch crib sheet containing any information that you'd like.  You may not use a cell phone or other communication device as a calculator.

In addition to the homework, a critical resource for studying for the exam are the practice exams on this website under Course Materials -> Exams.  These are the exams that I gave during Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, and Fall 2013.  Please note that Exam 1 from Spring 2010 includes questions relevent to this exam (Questions: 2, 3, 6, and 10).   Exam 2 from Spring 2010 included material from later chapters (Questions: 1,2,3,4,6,9) that are not covered on your Exam 2.

All of my exams are given with and without solutions.  I highly recommend that you take the practice exam without looking at the solutions first and then evaluate your own performance.  If you can do well on the practice exam *without looking at the solutions* then you will be in good shape for the real exam.  I wish the best of luck to everyone!


Exam 1 - Sept. 16, 8-10 pm

Tue 02Sep2014 4:17PM


We will have Exam 1 at 8-10 pm on Sept. 16 in PHYS building, Rooms 114 and 203.  The exam will cover Chapters 1, 2, and 3 and the corresponding Homeworks 1 and 2.  Please bring your Purdue ID, a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a 8.5x11 inch crib sheet containing any information that you'd like.  You may not use a cell phone or other communication device as a calculator.

In addition to the homework, a critical resource for studying for the exam are the practice exams on this website under Course Materials -> Exams.  These are the exams that I gave during Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013.  Please note that Exam 1 from Spring 2010 included material from Chapters 4 and 5 (Questions: 2,3,6,10) that are not covered on your Exam 1.

All of my exams are given with and without solutions.  I highly recommend that you take the practice exam without looking at the solutions first and then evaluate your own performance.  If you can do well on the practice exam *without looking at the solutions* than you will be in good shape for the real exam.  I wish everyone the best of luck!


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