**Old Exams **

Here are some problems exams from previous years exams. Some of these
might already have been done for homework. These are included to give you an
idea of what an exam question looks like.

A typical exam will have one multiple choice problem (25 pts), one estimation problem (15 pts), one essay (10 pts), and two "figure them out" problems (25 pts each).

**For the first mid-semester exam:**

Since we've already done some of these for homework, here are some more to look at for practice.

- Shifting light and shadow (multiple choice) *
- Pulse at a boundary (multiple choice)*
- Borg penguins (estimation)*
- Hanging mass on a spring (problem)
- Mechanism (essay)
- Oscillating difficulties (essay) *

**For the second mid-semester
exam:**

* The solution to the Exam 2 (MU) will have solutions posted on BlackBoard at the end of the day on Tuesday 4/12. Look on the "Course Documents" page for a link to "Old Exam Solutions."

**For the final exam:**

- Sample Exam (from 2009): (Note that parts of the material covered in problem 6 was not covered this year and the exam was only 175 points. We will have one more problem in the second part and our exam will be worth 200 points.)
- Sample Exam (from 2010)

Since we've already done some of these for homework, here are some more to look at for practice.

- A battery and four bulbs (short answer)*
- What happens to the bulbs? (short answer)
- Constant current source (problem)*
- Using Kirchoff's laws (problem)*
- Fields in a capacitor (multiple choice)*
- The power of a nerve (estimation)*
- Thinking about Coulomb's law (essay)

* The solution to these
problems will have solutions posted on BlackBoard at the end of the day on
Sunday 5/15. Look on the "Course Documents" page for a link to "Old Exam
Solutions."
**This semester's exams**

(For solutions to the makeup exams, go to BlackBoard.)

University of Maryland | Physics Department | Physics 122 Home |
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This page prepared by Edward F. Redish

Department of Physics

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 405-6120

Email: redish@physics.umd.edu

Last revision 10. May, 2011.

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