Notes and formula sheets were not allowed.
You were encouraged to memorize a few formulas.
For practice, here are exams from the previous two years.
practice exam, from fall 2004; fall 2005
answers to this exam (fall 2004) (fall 2005)
Note: problem 3b from Fall 2004 is slightly off from my point of view. The force which a car has to overcome in normal driving is wind and engine resistance, not kinetic friction between the tires and the road. The friction between tires and road is more like static friction, or to be more technical, rolling friction as discussed on p. 178 of Young and Freedman (I skipped this topic and will not put rolling friction on an exam.)
The style of exams for Spring 2006 will be slightly different. I will not likely use a problem like #2 from fall 2005 which is primarily symbol manipulation, elementary calculus, etc. And I would certainly like to test two things that Prof. Deshpande wasn't testing: getting information from graphs, and using knowledge from the labs.
is the Spring 2006 midterm exam #1 with answers.
Notes and formula sheets will not be allowed. You should memorize all important definitions and a few key formulas. There is a new formula sheet which is a supplement to the previous one.
For practice, here are exams from previous years.
practice exam, from spring 2001
answers to this exam (spring 2001)
practice exams, with answers, from fall 2005 and fall 2005 makeup exam
is the Spring 2006 midterm exam #2 with answers.
For practice, here is some exams from previous years.
final exam from spring 2001 (without answers)
final exam from spring 2001 (with answers)
Revised 4/18/06 PBA