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This week only (3/2-3/6) Jeffrey Damasco will hold his office hour Monday Mar. 2, 2-3pm in room 222 Loomis instead of his usual time slot.

The midterm exam 1 has been graded and scores posted in gradebook. The raw class mean was 69% (the median was 70%) and was scaled to 76%. A solution to the exam can be found here


Midterm exam 2 will be on Thursday, Mar. 19, and will cover material from Lect. 6 (circuit elements) - 12 (currents & magnetism). We strongly recommend you begin reviewing material early. Here are some resources to help you study:

  1. A formula sheet can be found here. This will be the same set of formulas given to you on the exams.
  2. A study sheet reviewing the different right hand rules can be found here.
  3. Practice exams from past semesters can be found here. Please be aware that different material was covered in semesters prior to FA14, so not all questions may be relevant. Video solutions to the FA13 exams are available in byteshelf (scroll to the very bottom of the main menu). Written solutions to selected midterm exams are available on Prof. Oono's site
  4. A list of extra practice problems from the textbook can be found here. The textbook has answers to all the odd-numbered problems. This list will be updated periodically. 
  5. Video solutions to selected homework problems in byteshelfSimply click on the "Help" button next to the problem. 



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, labs & 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 visiting 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.