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Midterm Exam

Regular exam: Wednesday, 11/6 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Exam location depends on your discussion section. The room assignments will be made available in your gradebook asap.


Conflict exam: Wednesday, 11/6 at 5:15PM - 6:45 PM in 151 Loomis

Last chance to sign up for the conflict exam is Tuesday 11/5, 10PM


Special conflict exam:

If you also have a conflict with both the regular and the conflict exam, you can request a special conflict exam - see the Upcoming Paper Exam Information box in your gradebook. You must submit your request for a special conflict by noon on Monday, 11/4.


Quest 5 is coming up!


Friday, November 1 - Monday, November 4

You need to sign up for the Quest on CBTF's website. If for some reason you cannot make it to your scheduled time, you must reschedule your time by simply picking another time slot on the CBTF website.


You take the Quests at the Computer Based Testing Facility located in Room 57 Grainger Engineering Library . or Room L520 Digital Computer Lab. For an ADA map of the basement floor in Grainger, click here and for an ADA map of DCL, click here.

Content of Quest 5:

The main emphasis (about 70% of the questions) in Quest 5 is on “Friction” and “Springs,” see Lecture 8 and Lecture 9. Please remember, though, that all Quests are comprehensive and may include questions based on content covered earlier in the semester. For this reason, you should work through not just Practic Quest 5A/B but also previous Practice.

What to expect:

For more information on what to expect when you take the quest and what is expected of you, please see either CBTF policies or Student Expectations and Procedures.

How to prepare:

There are two Practice Quests for Quest 5. You access the Practice Quests on PrairieLearn by clicking on Sign in with Illinois and choosing PHYS100: Thinking About Physics, Fall 2018.

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 iClickers in every lecture. You can use either the older v1 or the newer v2 iClickers. If you have not already done so, please register your clicker in your student gradebook and follow the instructions. Having another student answer questions using your clicker is considered cheating.

Be sure to refer to the iClicker information page for more information.

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.

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 12 business days from your absence via the Excused Absences application. For more information regarding this course's excuses policy, please refer to the Attendance Policy page.

Academic Integrity

All activities in this course, including documentation submitted for petition for an excused absence, are subject to the Academic Integrity rules as described in Article 1, Part 4, Academic Integrity, of the Student Code.

Tutorial on derivatives

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