This page contains a summary of the results of the Physics 116A midterm and final exams for the Winter, 2011 academic quarter at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


FINAL EXAM (Tuesday March 16, 2011)

Solutions to the final exam can be found on the
Physics 116A website. The exam was worth 200 points. Here are the relevant statistics. First, a histogram of the test scores is shown below:

distribution of midterm exam scores

Horizontal axis labels correspond to the midpoint value of a bin, which is 20 points wide. Here is the midterm exam statistical summary:

    exam mean: 112           exam median: 110           standard deviation 37           highest grade: 181           lowest grade: 6

Approximate grade equivalents of the test scores: A+ (173--200); A (160--172); A- (147--159); B+ (134--146); B (121--133); B- (108--120); C+ (95--107); C(82--94); D(69--91), F (0--68). Keep in mind that the grade equivalents apply only to this exam, and take into account the distribution of final exam scores. The distribution of the grade equivalents for the final exam is shown below.

midterm exam grade distribution

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MIDTERM EXAM #2 (Thursday February 24, 2011)

Solutions to the second midterm exam can be found on the
Physics 116A website. Here are the relevant statistics. First, a histogram of the test scores is shown below:

distribution of midterm exam scores

Horizontal axis labels correspond to the midpoint value of a bin, which is 10 points wide. Here is the midterm exam statistical summary:

    exam mean: 50           exam median: 50           standard deviation 16           highest grade: 87           lowest grade: 11

Approximate grade equivalents of the test scores: A+ (91-100); A (82--90); A- (73--81); B+ (64--72); B (55--63); B- (46--54); C+ (37--45); C(28--36); D(19--27), F (0--18). Keep in mind that the grade equivalents apply only to this exam, and take into account the distribution of midterm exam scores. The distribution of the grade equivalents for the midterm exam is shown below.

midterm exam grade distribution

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MIDTERM EXAM #1 (Thursday January 27, 2011)

Solutions to the first midterm exam can be found on the
Physics 116A website. Here are the relevant statistics. First, a histogram of the test scores is shown below:

distribution of midterm exam scores

Horizontal axis labels correspond to the midpoint value of a bin, which is 10 points wide. Here is the midterm exam statistical summary:

    exam mean: 46           exam median: 44           standard deviation 20           highest grade: 92           lowest grade: 9

Approximate grade equivalents of the test scores: A+ (89-100); A (80--88); A- (71--79); B+ (62--70); B (53--61); B- (44--52); C+ (35--43); C(26--34); D(17--25), F (0--16). Keep in mind that the grade equivalents apply only to this exam, and take into account the distribution of midterm exam scores. The distribution of the grade equivalents for the midterm exam is shown below.

midterm exam grade distribution

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Last Updated: March 19, 2011