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Old 09-09-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Buck Godot View Post
My usual response to this is "What you don't know will be on the exam."
I remember my Physics professor being asked if he would provide formulas, or did we have to memorize them all. He told us he would provide everything we needed.

We had a midterm and a final. The morning of the midterm, people were frantically flipping through their exam, searching for the formula list. Someone raised their hand and asked, and he wrote on the chalkboard:

F=ma

He chuckled and said, "There, with that you can derive anything else you need."

He was correct. I got close to 100% on the exam, and the one point I missed was actually a bit of a trick question. But many people were royally pissed off.