Physics FAQ’s





Does the Physics Department sell old exams? The Physics Department's old final exams are available on the Physics website at the following link:


When are exemption/makeup exams? Exemption/makeup exams are always offered during “club hours” on the first Thursday in March and in October. To qualify for the make-up exam, please see a member of the office staff in MR419, complete the application form and obtain appropriate signatures, pay the $25 fee at the Bursar, and bring the application form and the Bursar’s receipt to MR419. The deadline to apply is February 28 for the March exam and September 28 for the October exam..





When do labs start? Introductory physics labs will start in early in the semester, but there are no labs during the first week of classes.   Each lab section's lab schedule is posted in the bulletin board between MR407 and MR409, in MR419, and online at the following link:


How do I get a lab manual? The Introductory Physics Lab Manual for Physics 20300, 20400, 20700, and 20800 is now available free online at the following link:


Please use this link to access the free lab manual. Print the lab that you will need before you attend the lab and take it with you to the lab. The printed lab manual is no longer in use.

I completed all the labs last semester, but have to take the course again. Can I get an excuse letter? No. The Physics Department does not allow you to apply the labs you took from a previous semester when you take the course again. When you take the course again, you must repeat all the labs. If you have any questions about this, please see Prof. Smith in MR423.


I have to make up a lab from last semester—how do I do this? See Prof. Smith in MR423.





When does Physics tutoring start? Physics tutoring is scheduled to begin during the first or second week of the semester. Announcements and schedules will be available from Dr. Roth's office, x5780.


I want to tutor this semester. Whom do I see? See the tutor coordinator in Dr. Roth's office on the plaza level of the Marshak Science Building. 





What textbooks are required for my course? See the list posted at the following link:


Or on the front desk in MR419, or in the bulletin board outside MR419. Your professor might require additional material.





When are my professor’s office hours? Your professor’s office hours will be posted here online


and in MR419 as soon as they are available.  In addition, this information may be on your course syllabus.



  Updated 8/4/2009