Final Exam Information
- Date: Monday, December 15
- Place and Time: In normal classroom (Greg 100) at 7:00 pm to
10:00 pm. The exam is designed however for a 2 hour exam.
- Format: 80 multiple choice plus 4
Bonus (or extra credit) problems
- Yourself, well-rested and well-studied
- A #2 pencil
- A UIUC student ID
- On the test you will be given numbers or equations (if
any) that you will need. You may not use your book or your class
notes. However, you may bring 1 piece of regular, 8.5"×11" paper with notes
written on it. You may write whatever notes you like on (both sides of) the
paper. It is a very good idea to write your own sheet, as the exercise of
deciding what is important, organizing it, and writing it down,
is a good way to study.
- Topics included: 20 questions from the material on Exam 1, 20
questions from the material on Exam 2, and 40 questions from the new material-- Extraterrestrial
life to the Early Universe. Lecture and reading
material are both included. My goal is to test for understanding
of the concepts we have discussed, and how they fit together.
- Study tips. We have covered a lot of material in a
short time, so here are some tips on how to approach your studies for the
- As noted above, both lecture and reading material can be included.
However, note that topics covered in lecture are an indication of what I
think is the most important material, so these are worth special focus.
- Also, the homework questions have good examples of questions which will
be featured on the exam. An excellent way to begin studying is to review the
homework problems and the old exams, particularly those you missed (or got right but were not
so sure about). Be sure you understand what the right answer is, and more
importantly, why it is right.
- You will need to understand and be able to use any equations that have
been introduced in class. Calculations using these equations will be kept
simple--it is possible to do the exam without a calculator, but you can
bring one if you wish.
- In-Class Q and A: On Friday Dec. 15th we will have a comprehensive review sesion
class to ask questions about material on the exam. For example, if there are
homework answers you do not understand, this would be an excellent time to
ask. To get the most out of this time, you are strongly encouraged to begin
studying prior to this class.
- Out of Class Q and A: On Thursday and Friday, Dec. 18th and 19th, Leslie
will have office hours from 10:30-11:30 am, and on Monday Dec 15th from 11:45-12:45 am.
To get the most out of this time, you are strongly encouraged to
begin studying before going.
Wed Dec 10 11:20:31 CST 2003