Physics 15b - Final Exam - Take-home portion
Here is the ﬁnal version of the takehome exam, along with the old problems which I will followup on the inclass exam on Saturday morning.You may work on the take-home problems in study groups, as usual, but you should writethem up individually and pay special attention to the coherence and clarity of your solutions. Youshould also list the students with whom you have discussed the problems. The in-class portion of the exam will follow up on some of these problems (probably not all of them) so they will alsoserve as a study guide for the exam.
We strongly recommend that you think about possiblefollow-up questions these problems.
Some of the followups will be conceptual or calculationaltrue-false questions, but one or two may be a more conventional calculation. We hope that many of the followups will be obvious if you have understood the problems. Obviously, the more you havethought about these problems, the easier it will be for you to complete the inclass exam in the timeyou are given. We strongly urge you to explore them. Ask yourself whether you know what theﬁelds look like. Are there concepts from later chapters that are relevant to problems from earlierchapters? Think about it.At the beginning of exam, you will get a packet containing the questions from the take-home,our solutions, and the follow-up questions. You may consult your take-home solutions during thefollow-up process. At the end of class, you will hand in the packet and your problem set
with your take-home inserted into the in-class packet.Because our solutions will be in the packet, you may not modify your take-home solutionsonce you get to the exam. However, there will be a place in the exam packet where you canmake comments on your take-home solutions if you wish to add anything once you have seen oursolutions.Because you can consult your take-home solutions during the exam, you may want to includein your solutions any notes that you think may be helpful to you on the exam, even if they are nota part of your solutions to the take-home problems. This
allowed. You can include anythingthat you produce by your own intellectual effort. You may not simply copy something or printa version of someone else’s L
TEX ﬁle or anything like that. But if you want to write your ownphysics textbook and include it with your solutions, that is ﬁne (though we think that this will notbe an efﬁcient use of your time). You may put your notes in a separate section at the end of yourtake-home, and you
hand them in along with the rest of your take-home at the end of thein-class exam.Calculators are allowed for the exam, but should not be essential.1