Summary: PHYSICS 201 -- INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
Your grade will be determined by THREE MIDTERM EXAMINATIONS (15% each)
together with a COMPREHENSIVE FINAL (30%), your performance in the LABORATORY
(10%), and on the ONLINE HOMEWORK (15%). Your lowest midterm score will automatically
be replaced by an equivalent weighting of your performance on the final examination should this
prove to your advantage.
Midterm examinations (approximately 60 minutes each) may consist of a mix of multiple-
choice and free-response questions that require showing your work or explaining your reasoning.
You should bring to each exam a calculator that is capable of handling trigonometric functions
and logarithms. Some problems will be numerical; others will involve algebraic manipulation of
symbols. You should also be prepared to understand, analyze, and interpret graphical data. A
formula sheet will be included with each examination and a copy posted on the course web page
well before the scheduled exam date to assist with your preparation and review.
Makeup examinations are permitted ONLY in the event of an officially excused absence. It
is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor IMMEDIATELY upon his or her return to
schedule this makeup. At the Instructor's discretion, an ORAL EXAMINATION may be
administered in place of a written one should any circumstance place either a written
examination or an absence in question.
Recitation and laboratory sections begin with the FIRST WEEK of class (please see the