Physics 225 Spring 2019

Prof. Ben Hooberman

& Info
& Notes
& Exams


  • The final exam is Monday May 6 1:30-4:30 PM in 314 Altgeld Hall. If you have a conflict at that time, email Prof. Hooberman at ASAP!
  • This equation sheet will be provided and calculators will be allowed.
  • Here are the actual midterm 1 problems as well as solutions.
  • Here are the practice midterm 1 problems as well as solutions.
  • Here is the final exam and solutions from Fall 2018. The style, length, and difficulty of the final exam will be similar to this one.
  • General Information

    Office hours:
    Fri 2-3 PM 143 Loomis Ben Hooberman
    Fri 3-4 PM 143 Loomis Pin-Yi Li
    Fri 4-5 PM 143 Loomis Guannan Chen
    Mon 2-3 PM 206 Transportation Muyan Du
    Mon 3-4 PM 206 Transportation Dmytro Bandak
    Mon 5-6 PM 206 Transportation Dmitrii Kochkov
    Class Times and Locations
    Lectures Loomis 151,   Tuesdays from 4:00 - 4:50 pm
    Discussion Sections    Loomis 64 and 147, Thursdays and Fridays (see schedule )


    Course Grading
    Your grade in this course will be based on successful completion of the weekly homework assignments (35%), participation in lectures (5%), participation in the discussion sessions (10%), performance on a mid-term exam (15%), and performance on the final exam (35%).
    Homework due dates and time
    Homework is due at 4 PM on Tuesdays. Your solutions are to be deposited in the course homework box that is located on the second floor of Loomis Lab, at the entrance to the overpass to the Materials Research Lab (MRL) on the north side. The homework boxes are painted bright yellow; you can't miss them unless you are totally absorbed with texting or Angry Birds.
    Late Policy for Homework
    If you don't make the deadline, you may turn your homework assignment in up to 24 hours late (Wed at 4 PM) and receive 80% credit.
    Late Policy for Attendance at Discussion Sessions
    If you're 10 minutes or more late to discussion section more than once, you will not receive participation credit. You get one free pass to be late to discussion section.
    Conflict Exam Rules
    Physics 225 does not schedule conflict exam sittings. For final exams, the rules concerning conflicts are outlined in points (5) and (6) of the Student Code - Final Exam section. Point (5) describes the max-2-in-24hr rule: students are not required to take three exams in a 24 hour period. There is a strict order of precedence that determines which courses have to offer you a conflict exam if you have a scheduling collision.
    As Phys 225 runs a "non-combined" final and has a relatively small number of students compared with many other 1st or 2nd year classes, it is first in this order, i.e. you will take the conflict exam for your larger classes. If you have a final exam scheduling collision which is not resolved by these rules (e.g. two smaller / "non-combined" courses that collide), email the instructors from all of the courses involved at the same time so that they can work out among themselves who will give you a conflict sitting.