Date 
Announcement 
12.17.14 
No Rounding Up: I am sorry but as stated in the syllabus there is
no rounding up of the course grades. We must go with the numbers as they stand.

12.17.14 
Final Course Grades: The final course grades have been posted on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
Everyone received one extra point which was added to your Total Points (max = 100 points).
Congratulations to those who did well! If you see a mistake please send Email
to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.
I will upload the grades to the registrar on Saturday December 20.

12.16.14 
Final Exam Grades: The grades for the Final Exam have been posted on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 11.3 out of 20. One student received a perfect score of 20. Not enough students were able
to get 20 so we added one point to everyone’s score. The new average is 12.3 with eight students receiving 20.
The posted scores include the additional added point. The makeup grades are also included.
Congratulations to those who did well! The final course grades will be posted soon.

12.15.14 
Additional Quiz Points (Qadd): The table below shows the average quiz score for
each of the PHY2048 TA's. It also shows the additional points per quiz that will
be added to the students of each TA to make the average quiz grades equal for all the TA's.
Your total additional quiz points, Qadd, is equal to the additional points per quiz times
the number of quizzes you took from that TA and is shown on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
TA  Quiz Average  Additional Points 
Grant  3.54  0.00 
Nartowt  3.41  0.13 
Roffman  3.20  0.34 
Hopkins  3.19  0.35 
Welliver  3.18  0.36 
Marakov  3.17  0.37 

12.14.14 
Final Exam Answers: The correct answers
for the Final Exam have been posted on the PHY 2048 WEBsite.

12.9.14 
Normalization of the Quiz Scores: At the end of the semester we will compute the overall average quiz score for each of the PHY2048 TA's.
We will make no change to the quiz grades for those students in the classes of the TA with the highest average. We will add "bonus" quiz points to all
the other students in such a way as to make all the averages the same as the TA with the highest average. However, if doing so gives you
more than 15 points for your overall quiz grade, then you will only get the full 15 points.

11.29.14 
Breakdown of Final Exam Problems: The PHY 2048 Final Exam is 12:30pm2:30pm on Saturday December 13 (20 problems).
The Final Exam formula sheet which will be included on the exam is here.
The Exam 2 formula sheet which will also be included on the exam is here.
The Exam 1 formula sheet which will also be included on the exam is here.
A table with the moments of inertia will also be included on the exam.
The final exam will have 5 problems from your previous two exams (Exam 1 and Exam 2) changed slightly but the same concept.
The answers to these problems may not be the exact same formula, but if you understand how to do your Exam 1 and Exam 2 problems you
will be able to do these problems. The final exam will also have 10 problems from the new material
(Chapters 1217) and it will have 5 new cumulative problems (Chapters 111)
for a total of 20 problems as follows:
Material  Number of Problems 
Your Exam 1 & Exam 2  5 
Chapters 111  5 
Chapters 1217  10 

11.29.14 
Final Exam Room Assignments (revised): The PHY 2048 Final Exam is 12:30pm2:30pm on Saturday December 13.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AG  NPB 1001 
HM  WEIM 1064 
NS  MCCC 100 
TZ  WEIL 270 

11.26.14 
Cumulative MakeUp Exam: The PHY 2048 MakeUp Exam is 5:10pm7:05pm on Wednesday December 10 in Room WM 100.
It is for anyone who had to miss an exam during the semester. You cannot take the makeup exam to improve a grade on a previous
exam. You have to have missed an exam with a valid reason. The breakdown of the questions on the cumulative makeup exam
is similar to the final exam.
If you plan to take the makeup exam please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu
and tell us which exam you are making up.

11.23.14 
Last Day of Class: In class on Wednesday December 10 we will discuss the organization of the course and you will be asked
4 HITT questions about the course. If you come to class and answer the 4 questions you will
get 8 extra HITT points which should increase your overall HITT bonus points for the course. However, the maximum HITT bonus points
is still 5 points.

11.23.14 
Comprehensive Review: The PHY2048 Comprehensive Review will be conducted by Professor Field on
Sunday December 7 2:00pm4:00pm in 1002 NPB. Previous exam problems will be studied in detail. The
notes will be posted on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.

11.5.14 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after two exams) are up on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points (max = 75) assumes that you get the same percentage grade on the Final Exam that you averaged on Exam 1 and Exam 2.
Your Quiz Points (max = 15 points) include the first 7 quizzes and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining quizzes that you have for the first 7 quizzes.
Your QxHW Points (max = 10 points) include the first 7 online homework assignments together with the first 7 quizzes
and assumes you get the same average on all your remaining QxHW scores. Your HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points)
are based on your HITT scores through 10/29/14 and assumes that you get the same average on all the remaining HITT questions.
Your Total Points (max = 100 points) are the sum of your Quiz Points, your QxHW Points,
your Exam Points, and your HITT Bonus points. If you have greater than 100 points, you were given
the maximum of 100 points. The grades are calculated according to the
grade formula.
Your overall Rank in the class and your raw HITT, and HW scores are also shown.
If you see a mistake please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.
Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change accordingly!

11.4.14 
Quiz 8 CANCELED: Due to the UF holiday on Tuesday November 11 we are canceling Quiz 8
for all students (November 1012). All students will get full credit for homrwork set 8 (HW8).

11.4.14 
Exam 2 Grades: The grades for Exam 2 have been posted on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 5.4 out of 10. Fourteen students received a perfect score of 10.
Congratulations to those who did well! The new estimated course grades will be posted in a few days.

10.31.14 
Exam 2 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2048 WEBsite.

10.26.14 
Breakdown of Exam 2 Problems: Exam 2 will be held inclass on Friday October 31 (10 problems).
The Exam 2 formula sheet which will be included on the exam is here.
The Exam 1 formula sheet which will also be included on the exam is here.
A table with the moments of inertia will also be included on the exam.
Below is a rough breakdown of the 10 problems on the exam.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 7  2 
Chapter 8  2 
Chapter 9  2 
Chapter 10  2 
Chapter 11  2 

10.24.14 
"Bug" in HW7 Problem 6: There is a "bug" in WileyPLUS HW7 (Chapter 11, Problem 11). One of the parts is not calculated
accurately. Everyone will get full credit for this problem.

10.1.14 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after one exam) are up on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points (max = 75) assumes that you get the same percentage grade on Exam 2 and
the Final Exam that you received on Exam 1. Your Quiz Points (max = 15 points) include the first 3 quizzes and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining quizzes that you have for the first 3 quizzes.
Your QxHW Points (max = 10 points) include the first 3 online homework assignments together with the first 3 quizzes
and assumes you get the same average on all your remaining QxHW scores. Your HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points)
are based on your HITT scores through 9/26/14 and assumes that you get the same average on all the remaining HITT questions.
Your Total Points (max = 100 points) are the sum of your Quiz Points, your QxHW Points,
your Exam Points, and your HITT Bonus points. If you have greater than 100 points, you were given
the maximum of 100 points. The grades are calculated according to the
grade formula.
Your overall Rank in the class and your raw HITT, HW, and Quiz scores are also shown.
If you see a mistake please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.
Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change accordingly!
If you did not take Exam 1 then you temporarily received a zero for Exam 1.
The zero will be replaced by your score on the cumulative makeup exam. Hence, your estimated course grade is not accurate at this time
and your class rank is not shown. When you take Exam 2 your estimated course grade will become more accurate.

9.30.14 
Exam 1 Grades: The grades for Exam 1 have been posted on the
PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 11.5 out of 20. Three students received a perfect score of 20.
Congratulations to those who did well!

9.28.14 
Exam 2 Change: The PHY2048 Exam 2 will be held inclass on Friday October 31 (10 problems).
See the new course schedule (PDF).

9.27.14 
Exam 1 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2048 WEBsite.

9.18.14 
Exam 1 Options: Students who feel that evening exams at UF are not safe have two options.
Option 1: You can take a makeup exam similar to Exam 1 on Saturday morning September 27 from 8:00am to 10:00am in a
room in NPB. This makeup will be used as your Exam 1 score.
Option 2: You can take the cumulative makeup exam on Wednesday December 10 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in a room in NPB.
This makeup will be used as your Exam 1 score. These are your only two options. If you choose one of these options send
Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu and we will add you to the list.

9.18.14 
Student Safety Concerns: Students scheduled for evening exams are encouraged to consider using UF's new
Walk Safe Student Escort Program, which aims to provide a secure way for
students to wait for a ride and walk to
and from their cars or between oncampus buildings after dark. Students interested in an oncampus escort between
7:30 pm and 3:00 am can call 392SNAP. They will be asked to give their name, their pickup location and their
destination, or indicate they are interested in having someone accompany them while they wait for other
transportation. The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol will continue
to operate between 6:30pm3:00am. Call
392SNAP or download the SNAP safety application to arrange oncampus transportation.

9.18.14 
Breakdown of Exam 1 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2048 Exam 1.
The formula sheet which will be included on the exam is here.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 2  4 
Chapter 3  3 
Chapter 4  5 
Chapter 5  4 
Chapter 6  4 

9.18.14 
Exam 1 Room Assignments: PHY 2048 Exam 1 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Friday September 26. If you have an
exam conflict please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AF  NRN 137 
GL  TUR L007 
MR  CLB C130 
SZ  WEIM 1064 

9.13.14 
HITT Raw Scores Updated: Your HITT raw scores through Friday September 12 have been
posted on the PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
There have been a tatal of 5 questions and hence the maximum possible points is 10. If you received zero points
it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your HITT remote code or
you registered for the wrong period.
If you see an error send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.
The HITT scores will not be updated again until after the first exam.

9.11.14 
"Bug" in Problem 4.4b: There is an error in WileyPLUS Problem 4.4b. Everyone will get full
credit for that problem.

9.6.14 
HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores from Wednesday September 3 and Friday September 5 have been
posted on the PHY 2048 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
There were a tatal of 2 questions and hence the maximum possible points is 4. If you received zero points
it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your HITT remote code or
you registered for the wrong period.
If you see an error send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.

9.6.14 
HITT Registration: Many students have not yet registered their HITT remote code or
their SoftClick remote code.
Every student must register their remote code
here in order to recieve HITT bonus points.

8.1.14 
HITT Practice Question on Friday August 29: On Friday August 29 you will be given an HITT
practice question that will help you to become familiar with the system before the
questions start counting for bonus points. The HITT questions will begin counting toward your bonus points on
Wednesday September 3.
Remember, you must register your HITT remote
here.

8.1.14 
Lecture classes start on Monday August August 25, 2014 (period 4 & 5) in 1001 NPB.
The class schedule shows the lecture material covered.

8.1.14 
Discussion sections start on August August 25, 2014. PHY2048 consists of three lectures and
one discussion section per week.

8.1.14 
Textbook and WilesPLUS:
The textbook for the course is Wiley (2013), Fundamentals of Physics (with WileyPLUS),
Volume 1, 10^{th} Edtion, by: Halliday, Resnick, and Walker.
You have two options. You can purchase a hardcopy of the textbook (with access to WileyPLUS)
at the bookstore or you can purchase the eBook (with access to WileyPLUS) online at Wiley for UF
(here).
In either case you must get the access to
the WileyPLUS online homework. The online Homework in this course is graded and will count
towards your final course grade.
The prices are as follows:
Material  Price 
Textbook with WileyPLUS  $95 (UF Bookstore) 
eBook with WileyPLUS  $40 (Wiley for UF
online) 

8.1.14 
Students with Disabilities: Students requesting classroom accommodation for disabilities must
first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation
to the student who must then provide this documentation to the instructor (Field or Matcheva) when requesting accommodation.
Then you must print out the PHY2048 Accommodated Test Request (ATR) Form for Fall 2014
(click here for the form).
This form must be filled out by the student and returned to the Disability Reseource Center (DRC) at least
one week before the first exam. The Accommodated Testing Service (ATS) at DRC
will then administer all the exams.

8.1.14 
PHY2048 and PHY2048L: Physics with Calculus 1 (PHY2048) and Physics 2048 Lab (PHY2048L) are separate and independent courses. For information
about the Physics 2048 Lab go to PHY2048L.

8.1.14 
Quick Links: Here are some important links for PHY 2048 FALL 2014.
