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Would this be a good physics final

  1. Dec 1, 2011 #1
    One extremely hard question which someone has three hours to do. Would this a good final exam for a freshmen physics class? Would this be a good exam for any physics class?
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  3. Dec 1, 2011 #2
    For freshman physics? God, I hope not. A final should be a cumulative knowledge barometer. At least the one I am taking on Monday will be.
  4. Dec 1, 2011 #3


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    I don't think it's a good idea, because it's difficult to measure how well each student managed. You should think of a test with several questions with increasing degree of difficulty. To me that should be a good evaluation.
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