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Final Exam

The date(s) of the Final Exam has been released:

For more information on the location of your exam, click here.

Quest 5

Please remember to sign up for Quest 5 so that you can complete it between Fr. Nov. 10 and Mo. Nov. 13. Quest 5 covers primarily the material discussed in the period of Nov. 3 – Nov. 9 (Lecture 8, HW8ab, and Discussion 10):

  1. Universal Gravity
  2. Spring forces

About half of the questions in Quest 5 are based on the above two topics. The other half of questions are based on older material from Quests 1 -4.

About calculators at CBTF: you cannot use your own calculator, but the CBTF computers have a calculator that does have trig functions, a functionality that you need in Quest 2. On the CBTF website you can see how to access this calculator or you can download the same description here . As always, if you have any questions during the quest, ask the proctors.

Remember that you take the Quest at the Computer-Based Testing Facility (CBTF), located in the basement of Grainger Engineering Library, room 57.

For more information on Quests and what to expect when taking a Quest, please look at this overview and the Student Expectations and Procedures from CBTF.


Please see the course description for an explanation of how this course works. It may seem complicated at first, but all the pieces do work together to enhance understanding. The course description also gives important details on our policies for missed exams, and quizzes. Also, please consult the syllabus to help you keep track of what is due when.


We will be using i>clickers in every lecture. You can use either the older v1 or the newer v2 i>clickers. If you have not already done so, please register your clicker by clicking here and follow the instructions. Having another student answer questions using your clicker is considered cheating.

Excused Absences

The only course components eligible to be issued a grade of EX are discussions, labs and exams (except for the final).  Please submit your excused absence no later than 10 business days from your absence via the Excused Absences application.  For more information, please read the course description page.


Safety Announcements

Please read and become familiar with the Emergency Response Recommendations issued by the University.

For reference, Emergency Response Script read by your lecturer during the first lecture is also available.

Tutorial on derivatives

A tutorial on derivatives (as used in this course): Download PowerPoint or Follow this link.