PHY 2048 Fall 2014

Physics with Calculus 1

PHY 2048 "Coordinator"

Rick Field
Rick Field
The PHY 2048 coordinator is
responsible for the following:
  • Maintain the three WEBsites
  • Maintain the grades
  • The Estimated and Overall Course Grades
  • The WileyPLUS On-Line Homework
  • Organize the Quizzes
  • The Exams, Final Exam, and Make-Up Exam (with input from Katia Matcheva)

PHY 2048 WEBsites:
There are three PHY2048 WEBsites that you will need to use.

PHY 2048 Textbook:

PHY2048 Textbook

PHY 2048 Lecturers

Katia Matcheva
Katia Matcheva
Rick Field
Rick Field

PHY 2048 Lectures (MWF 4 & 5):

PHY 2048 Discussion Sections and Quizzes:

PHY2048 Quiz Schedule*
WeekQuizDateQuiz Problem
18/25/14-8/27/14No Quiz
29/1/14-9/3/14No Quiz
319/8/14-9/10/14Chapter 1.1-3.3
429/15/14-9/17/14Chapter 4.1-4.7
539/22/14-9/24/14Chapter 5.1-6.2
68/29/14-10/1/14No Quiz
7410/6/14-10/8/14Chapter 7.1-8.5
8510/13/14-10/15/14Chapter 9.1-9.9
9610/20/14-10/22/14Chapter 10.1-10.5
10710/27/14-10/29/14Chapter 10.6-11.6
1111/3/14-11/5/14No Quiz
12811/10/14-11/12/14Chapter 12.1-13.7
13911/17/14-11/19/14Chapter 14.1-14.7
1411/24/14-11/26/14No Quiz
151012/1/14-12/3/14Chapter 15.1-16.2
161112/8/14-12/10/14Chapter 16.3-17.6
*Quizzes are in the discussion sections on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

PHY 2048 Exams and Final:

PHY2048 Exam Schedule
DateExamMaterialTimeRoom Assignments*
Friday 9/26/14Exam 1Chapers 1-68:20pm-10:10pmTBA
Friday 10/31/14Exam 2Chapters 7-118:20pm-10:10pmTBA
Wednesday 12/10/14Make-UpChapters 1-175:10pm-7:00pmTBA
Saturday 12/13/14Final ExamChapters 1-1712:30pm-2:30pmTBA
*Room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name.

PHY 2048 On-Line Homework:

PHY2048 WileyPLUS On-Line Homework Schedule
AssignmentDue Date
(by 11:00pm)
MaterialAssociated Quiz (date)
HW Set 0Saturday August 30WileyPLUS Practice (not graded)None
HW Set 1Saturday September 6Chapter 1.1-3.3Quiz 1 (9/8-9/10)
HW Set 2Saturday September 13Chapter 4.1-4.7Quiz 2 (9/15-9/17)
HW Set 3Saturday September 20Chapter 5.1-6.2Quiz 3 (9/22-9/24)
HW Set 4Saturday October 4Chapter 7.1-8.5Quiz 4 (10/6-10/8)
HW Set 5Saturday October 11Chapter 9.1-9.9Quiz 5 (10/13-10/15)
HW Set 6Saturday October 18Chapter 10.1-10.5Quiz 6 (10/20-10/22)
HW Set 7Saturday October 25Chapter 10.6-11.6Quiz 7 (10/27-10/29)
HW Set 8Saturday November 8Chapter 12.1-13.7Quiz 8 (11/10-11/12)
HW Set 9Saturday November 15Chapter 14.1-14.7Quiz 9 (11/17-11/19)
HW Set 10Saturday November 22Chapter 15.1-16.2Quiz 10 (12/1-12/3)
HW Set 11Saturday December 6Chapter 16.3-17.6Quiz 11 (12/8-12/10)

PHY 2048 Student Response System - H-ITT Bonus Points:

PHY 2048 Overall Course Grades:

Grading Procedure
AssignmentMax Course Points
Exam 125
Exam 225
Final Exam25
Total Points100
HITT Bonus**5
*10% will be dropped.
**Optional bonus points.
Grading Scale (fixed)
A≥ 85
A-≥ 80
B+≥ 75
B≥ 70
B-≥ 65
C+≥ 60
C≥ 55
C-≥ 50
D+≥ 45
D≥ 40
D-≥ 35
E< 35

Students with Disabilities:
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.

How to Succeed in PHY2048:

Rick Field - August 20, 2014