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Final Exam review session will be held in Loomis 151 on Thursday May 3 at 10am.

You can find a set of key slides from the lectures here. This is not a complete review of the semester, but it may help organize your review of material.


Section A1 - Thursday, May 10 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Section A2 - Wednesday, May 9 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Grade Estimator

Use this spreadsheet to estimate your current grade.

Study Advice!

From the SUCCESS seminar, here's a copy of the slides to help you study for Exams 2 & 3.

Formula Sheet!

A copy of the Formula Sheet is now available!!

Extra Help & Practice!

7 February 2018:  Algebra & Trig Practice!
If you are interested in some algebra and trigonometry practice, here are some links  you might find helpful:

Interactive Examples! 

Below are some more interactive examples which might help you further understand some physics concepts we've been studying:


You will need to get FlipItPhysics access and do the first Prelecture and Checkpoint before you go to the first lecture.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Register button, and create an account using your email address
  3. Complete your profile, then click on the Enrollments Tab
  4. Click on the Join a Course link and enter code UIP101SP18
  5. Enter your NetID (e.g. whatever is in front of "" in your email address) and click Enroll Course

You will need to join a second (FREE) FlipItPhysics class in order to have access to the course lab materials. The instructions below assume you have already signed up for FlipItPhysics as described above. 

  1. Go to and log into your account, (or if you are already logged in just click the account link at the top). 
  2. Click on the Join a Course link and enter code UIP101SP18_LAB  (e.g. same as the main course access code but with "_LAB" at the end)
  3. Enter your NetID (e.g. whatever is in front of "" in your email address) and click Enroll Course


Students must be on time and prepared for lecture.


Starting this semetser (spring 2018) the lab component of this class is being emphasized more than in past semesters and will count for 25% of your grade, up from 15%. This means that exams determine less of your grade than in the past, which will benefit most students. You will do a hands-on Pre-Lab activity using your IOLab device before every lab, guided by theFlipItPhysics Lab course you signed up for above. In your weekly lab section you will work in groups to design and understand experiments and experimental data, also using your IOLab device. 

We will tell you more information about the Lab when we see you in Lecture 1 on Jan/17. The first pre-lab is due on Tuesday Jan 23, and the first lab sections run Wednesday morning Jan 24 through Friday evening Jan 26. 

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Students must be on time and prepared for discussion.

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