Physics Placement Test Schedule
Dr. Alice Chance
Science Building 178
Any student who wishes to take the test must sign up AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE TEST by calling the PAM office (203-837-8669) to sign up. Appointments for MONDAY exams must be made on the PREVIOUS FRIDAY at the latest.
|Monday||May 6, 2013||10:30a-11:30a||SB 175|
|Monday||May 6, 2013||11:30a-12:30p||SB 175|
|Monday||May 6, 2013||12:30p-1:30p||SB 175|
|Monday||May 6, 2013||2:30p-3:30p||SB 175|
|Thursday||May 9, 2013||10:30a-11:30a||SB 175|
|Thursday||May 9, 2013||11:30a-12:30p||SB 175|
|Thursday||May 9, 2013||2:00p-3:00p||SB 175|
|Friday||May 10, 2013||10:30-11:30a||SB 175|
|Friday||May 10, 2013||11:30a-12:30p||SB 175|
|Friday||May 10, 2013||1:30p-2:30p||SB 175|
|Friday||May 10, 2013||2:30p-3:30p||SB 175|
|Thursday||June 20, 2013||10:30a-11:30a||SB 175|
|Thursday||June 20, 2013||11:30a-12:30p||SB 175|
|Thursday||June 20, 2013||2:00p-3:00p||SB 175|
|Friday||June 21, 2013||10:30a – 11:30a||SB 175|
|Friday||June 21, 2013||11:30a-12:30p||SB 175|
|Friday||June 21, 2013||1:15p-2:15p||SB 175|
|Friday||June 21, 2013||2:15p-3:15p||SB 175|
What to bring?
A scientific calculator and a pen or pencil
Required time for test?
How to sign up for the test?
Any student who wishes to take the test must sign up AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE TEST by calling Ms. Nancy Diana (203-837-8669) to sign up.
Who needs to take the test?
Students wishing to register for PHY 110 or PHY 120
How do I prepare for the test?
The examination consists of 50 multiple choice questions from the following areas:
Part Items Points I. Arithmetic and Algebra 15 15 II. Physics Knowledge 25 25 III. Pre-Calculus Mathematics 10 40
Appropriate preparation for examination:
- High school algebra
- Proportion and equations
- Solving equations
- Simultaneous equations
- The quadric formula
- Exponents and logarithms
- Geometry and trigonometry
- Pre-calculus mathematics
- Basic concepts of physics
What happens if I do not do sufficiently well on the placement test?
This test is designed for students with one full year of high school algebra and one full year of college preparatory high school physics. Students who do not receive a passing grade on this examination will be advised to register for “Fundamentals of Physics” (PHY 103). The latter course is a one semester course designed for the student who is under prepared to take PHY 110, General Physics (Calculus based) or PHY 120, General Physics (Algebra based).
PHY 103, Fundamentals of Physics will be offered Summer II, 2013.
Test may be retaken one additional time after a TWO month period.