- For the exam, each student should bring a #2 pencil,a calculator for numerical calculation (Graphing calculators are permitted; cell phones, PDAs and computers are NOT permitted) and a picture ID.
- Both the midterm and final exams are closed book, but you may use a 8-1/2 x 11 inch or smaller sheet of hand-written notes and equations (you may use both sides of this sheet) on the midterm exam; on the final exam, you may use two 8-1/2 x 11 inch or smaller sheets of hand-written notes and equations (you may use both sides of these sheets).
- Exam questions will include both numeric and conceptual, e.g. true/false, less than/greater than equal to, ranking, direction of vector, etc.
- The midterm exam covers all material up to and including the unit on Momentum. It will be based on material from the assigned readings, online lectures and associated homework sets.
- The time limit on the midterm exam is 80 minutes.
- The final exam is cumulative and will have a 2 - hour time limit.
- The material on the final will be roughly 1/3 from the pre-midterm material and 2/3 post-midterm material. It will be based on the assigned readings, online lectures and associated homework.
- It is University policy that students missing a final exam will receive a grade of 0 for the course.
- The format of the exam will be multiple choice and it will be given on the MSU campus or with an appropriate proctor if you are not within reasonable travelling distance from MSU at the time of either exam.
- If you are living or travelling far from the MSU campus at the time of the exam, beyond a reasonable commuting distance, or if you are traveling with an MSU-sponsored program, you may be able to arrange a proctored off-campus exam. Arrangements must be made well in advance of an exam. Requests made after the deadline will not be accommodated and you will have to take the exam on the MSU campus.Click here for deadlines and details for arranging off-campus exams.
Students enrolled in a regular, non-online class at MSU, such as PHY 252 during the session are not eligible for off-campus exams.
- Grading scales for exams will not be curved unless there was mis-wording or an error.
- The midterm exam will have a correction exam assigned as a homework assignment in Lon-Capa. 30% of the positive difference between the correction exam and the in-class exam will be added to your in-class exam score as bonus. As such, the correction exam homework assignement can only add points to your midterm exam score. Only students taking the original exam will have access to the correction exam. The correction exam will be available on the day after the schedule midterm exam and will be due the next Tuesday.
- There is no correction exam associated with the final exam.
- Missing an exam: A make-up midterm exam will only be given for University approved reasons and documentation is required i.e. in the case of illness, a note from your doctor. A vacation, for example, is not an approved reason -- for such planned events you should arrange for an off-campus proctored exam prior to the stipulated deadline. In the case of missing the final exam, the MSU policy is: "A student absent from a final examination without a satisfactory explanation will receive a grade of 0.0 on the numerical system, NC on the CR-NC system, or N in the case of a course authorized for grading on the P-N system. Students unable to take a final examination because of illness or other reason over which they have no control should notify the associate deans of their colleges immediately." As is the case with the midterm exam, a vacation or oversleeping are not considered approved reasons for missing the final exam.
Last updated: March 3, 2014