PHY 2048 - Physics with Calculus 1 - FALL 2014


DISCUSSION SECTION QUIZZES (discussion sections start the first week of classes and quizzes start on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday September 8-10, 2014)


A quiz will be administered during many of your discussion section meetings (11 total quizzes). The quizzes will test how well you learned the concepts and methods of the assigned homework problems. The quiz will be very closely related to your practice homework problems. The problems may be restructured to provide guidance, allow awarding of partial credit and discourage memorization of only the formula for the solution. You are expected to learn how to do the homework problems on your own without any notes or other help (i.e. there are no crib sheets for the quizzes!). In doing the online practice homework you can get help in discussion section, office hours, from tutors and from other students. However, in the end you must learn the methods needed to do the problems on your own. The quizzes will give partial credit and be graded 0 to 5 points. If you set up the problem correctly but make an algebraic mistake you will get some of the credit for the problem. You will be allowed to make-up a maximum of three missed quizzes provided that you have a valid documented excuse (e.g. medical note). You will have to take the make-up quiz within 3 weeks of your missed quiz and there will be no make-up quizzes after December 10, 2014.

To provide a measure of forgiveness for possible missed quizzes, 10% of the quiz grades will be dropped in evaluating your final grade. The quiz portion of the course will count for 15% of the overall course grade. The course grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz points are calculated.


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
12811/10/14-11/12/14CANCELED
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.