Examinations for Physics 153: Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
Reading examinations: From time-to-time during the semester you will
be given an on-line reading exam on the reading assignment outlined in the syllabus.
These reading examinations test whether or not a reading assignment was
completed. They are all pass/fail and cannot be made up. They must be completed before the lecture starts. You may miss or
fail up to two reading exams, or you lose 5% of your grade.
There are three quizzes. Each quiz is two hours long and will be taken in
the labs in Regents from 10:00 am -- 12:00 pm. The quiz dates are as follows:
Each quiz will include one laboratory question and one tutorial question. The
first two quizzes will include one of the practice questions verbatim
from TW. You are advised to work through as many of the practice questions
as you can. Additional questions that cover the stated material will also
- Thursday, October 6: Covers through Chapter 6 of TW.
- Thursday, November 3: Covers Chapters 7-9 of TW, General Relativity, and
Chapter 3 of HARRIS.
- Thursday, December 1: Covers Chapters 4--5.7 of HARRIS.
Your final exam is Monday, December 12, 4:00--6:00 pm. It will include one
or more tutorial questions, and additional questions on the lecture
(no laboratory questions). The final is cumulative.
Last modified August 31, 2016.
Jim Freericks, Professor of Physics,
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