## This page contains a summary of the results of the Physics 116C midterm and final exams for the Fall, 2012 academic quarter at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

## FINAL EXAM (Thursday December 13, 2012)

Solutions to the final exam can be found on the Physics 116C website. Here are the relevant statistics. First, a histogram of the test scores is shown below:Horizontal axis labels correspond to the midpoint value of a bin, which is 16 points wide. Here is the final exam statistical summary:

exam mean: 96 out of 160 possible points exam median: 89.5 standard deviation 30 highest grade: 160 lowest grade: 40

There were two perfect scores!! Approximate grade equivalents of the test scores: A+ (149--160); A (137--148); A- (125--136); B+ (113--124); B (101--112); B- (89--100); C+ (77--88); C(65--76); D(53--64), F (0--52). 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 (Thursday November 8, 2012)

Solutions to the first midterm exam can be found on the Physics 116C website. Here are the relevant statistics. First, a histogram of the test scores is shown below:Horizontal axis labels correspond to the midpoint value of a bin, which is 10 points wide. The total number of points available on the midterm was 90. Here is the midterm exam statistical summary:

exam mean: 39 exam median: 39 standard deviation 17 highest grade: 86 lowest grade: 12

Approximate grade equivalents of the test scores: A+ (82-90); A (73-81); A- (64-72); B+ (56-63); B (48-55); B- (40-47); C+ (32-39); C(24--31); D(16--23), F (0-15). 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.

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Last Updated: December 18, 2012