PHYS 214 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
Exam Information
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Exam Preparation
 Midterm Exams
 Final Exams
 Formula sheet (provided on exams): FormulaSheet
 Formula sheet guide: FormulaCheatSheet
There are two exams in this course. The midterm exam covers the first half of the material. The final exam covers all of the course material. The exams include both conceptual questions and physical problems. Exams are machine graded and will consist of truefalse (not always included) and multiplechoice questions scored as follows:
 TrueFalse (2 points each, no partial credit)
 ThreeChoice Multiple Choice (3 points each, no partial credit)
 FiveChoice Multiple Choice (6 points each, partial credit option)
On fivechoice multiple choice questions (only) there is a partial credit option. Namely, if the student is unable to do the calculation which will result in the correct answer, the student may elect to accept partial credit for successfully eliminating unphysical answers. In particular, if the student can identify three of the five answers as being wrong (i.e. the student marks two answers, one of which is the correct answer to the question), then the student will receive 3 points for the question (full credit for choosing only the correct answer is 6 points). Similarly, if the student can identify two of the five answers as being wrong (i.e. the student marks three answers, one of which is the correct answer to the question), then the student will receive 2 points for the question.
Exams
Review the course schedule for the exam dates.
Exam room assignments are made based on the student's discussion section. Attendance is taken by discussion section teaching assistants.
To each exam bring:
 a calculator
 a #2 pencil
 student ICard.
Exam scores will be posted in the student gradebook.
Conflict exams will be scheduled for those with a documented University schedule conflict.
Be sure to check your student gradebook for available conflict exam times.
MidTerm Exam
This course administers one 90minute multiplechoice exam. This is done in accordance with University policy as described in: Article 3, Part 2. Section 3202 covering Evening, Midterm and Hourly Examinations of the Student Code.
Students are expected to take the regularly scheduled midterm exam.
In accordance with University policy, conflict examinations will be administered for students with the following conflict types (from the Student Code):
 Other examinations, including special examinations, scheduled at a prior date.
 Regularly scheduled performances or rehearsals.
 Regularly scheduled classes, including kinesiology and military.
 Sickness, regular employment, or other extenuating circumstances.
The exam will be multiple choice and have the following format:

ThreeChoice Multiple Choice
 3 points each
 no partial credit

FiveChoice Multiple Choice
 6 points each

partial credit option
 3 points for two (2) marked answers, one of which is correct
 2 points for three (3) marked answers, one of which is correct.
Final Exam
The final exam will be two hours in length and will cover material from the whole semester, approximately 1/3 premidterm and 2/3 postmidterm topics.
A final exam and a conflict exam will be administered.