Date 
Announcement 
4.30.09 
Final Course Grades: The final course grades are up on the
PHY 2048 ELearning WEBsite.
The Course Grade, HITT Points, HWxQ Points, and Total Points columns has been updated. If you see an error in your
grades please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu. I will
upload the grades to the registrar on Sunday May 3. Congratulations to all who did well!

4.28.09 
ELearning Updated: I have updated the exam scores and the HWxQ grades on ELearning.
I have not yet updated the final course grades. Be patient!

4.21.09 
Supplemental Instruction Final Review: There will be a review for the Final Exam on Thursday April 23 from 5:00pm7:00pm
in NEB 202 (offered by the Teaching Center).

4.18.09 
Wiley Testbook Survey: Wiley would like you to answer several questions about how useful
your textbook is. Click
here to do the survey.

4.18.09 
New Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after 3 exams) are up on the
PHY 2048 ELearning WEBsite.
The Course Grade, HITT Points, HWxQ Points, and Total Points columns has been updated. Your Exam Points assumes that your grade on the Final Exam
is equal to the average of your Exam 1, Exam 2, and Exam 3 grades. Also, your HITT Points are based on the
HITT score through 4/10/09 and your HWxQ Points include the first 10 assignments. Your Total Points are the sum of your
HITT Points, your HWxQ Points, and your Exam Points. If you see an error in your
grades please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.
Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change
accordingly!

4.15.09 
Final Exam Room Assignments: The PHY 2048 Final Exam is 10:00amnoon on Saturday April 25.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AM  CAR 100 
NQ  LIT 101 
RT  WEIL 270 
UZ  MAE 303 

4.15.09 
Teacher Evaluations: We will do teacher evaluations on Wednesday April 22 (in class). In addition to the evaluations
you will be asked 4 HITT questions about the class. If you come to class and do the evaluations and answer the 4 questions you will
get 4 HITT bonus points which will improve your HITT grade.

4.15.09 
Cumulative MakeUp Exam: If you missed one the exams during the semester for a valid reason you
can take the cumulative makeup exam on Wednesday April 22. If you have not already received an Email
with the time and location of the exam please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.

4.10.09 
Tutoring Survey: Please help improve the tutoring services at UF. All PHY 2048 students are being asked
to participate in this survey. Your response is very valuable to the UF Teaching Center. Whether you use tutoring
services or not, they want to hear from YOU! The web survey will take 25 minutes to complete. Click
here to get started.

4.10.09 
Supplemental Instruction Exam 3 Review: There will be a review for Exam 3 on Friday April 10 from 5:10pm7:05pm
in Turlington L005 (offered by the Teaching Center).

4.5.09 
Exam 3 Review: There will be a review for Exam 3 on Sunday April 12 from 4:00pm6:00pm in 1001 NPB.

4.3.09 
Exam 3 Room Assignments: PHY 2048 Exam 3 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Monday April 13. 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  CLB C130 
MR  TUR L007 
SZ  WEIM 1064 

4.3.09 
"Bug" in HW 13 Problem 166: There is a "bug" in problem 166. WileyPLUS does not have the correct answer within 2%.
Hence, everyone will get full credit for this problem. This problem is, however, still a valid quiz problem.

4.3.09 
PHY 2048 Tutoring Change: The SI tutoring for PHY 2048 has changed their meeting times.
The sessions will now be offered three times each week (M8, W8, R10 in 1100 NPB, see
office hours).

3.26.09 
Homework 11 Problem 1422 Hint: Problem 1422 is asking only for the force due to the water. You should not include
the additional force due to the atmospheric pressure.

3.19.09 
New Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after 2 exams) are up on the
PHY 2048 ELearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points assumes that your grade on the Exam 3, and the Final Exam is equal to the average of
your Exam 1 and Exam 2 grades. Also, your HITT Points are based on the HITT score through 3/6/09 and your
HWxQ Points include the first 8 assignments. Your Total Points are the sum of your
HITT Points, your HWxQ Points, and your Exam Points. If you see an error in your
grades please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu.
Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change
accordingly!

3.6.09 
PreExam Question & Answer Session: There will be a last minute question and answer session for Exam 2 on Monday March 16
from 5:10pm7:05pm in TUR L005.

3.2.09 
Exam 2 Review: There will be a review for Exam 2 on Sunday March 15 from 4:00pm6:00pm in 1001 NPB.

3.2.09 
Exam 2 Room Assignments: PHY 2048 Exam 2 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Monday March 16. 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 
AE  MCCC 100 
FR  CAR 100 
SZ  CSE A101 

2.6.09 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after one exam) are up on the
PHY 2048 ELearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points assumes that you get the same grade on Exam 2, Exam 3, and
the Final Exam that you received on Exam 1. Also, your HITT Points are based on the HITT score through 2/2/09 and your
HWxQ Points include only the first 3 assignments. Your Total Points are the sum of your
HITT Points, your HWxQ Points, and your Exam Points. Remember this is only an estimate,
if your performance level changes your grade will change accordingly!

2.5.09 
Exam 1 Grades: Exam 1 grades have been posted on the PHY2048 ELearning WEBsite.
The average was 15 and the median was 16. Congratulations to those who did well!

2.4.09 
"Bug" in HW 4 Problem 645: There was a “bug” in HW 4 problem 645(b) which affected only a few people
whose Ferris wheel was moving very fast. Everyone will get full credit for this problem and the problem is still a valid quiz problem.

1.30.09 
Supplemental Instruction Exam 1 Review: There will be a review for Exam 1 on Monday February 2 from 6:15pm8:10pm
in the New Engineering Building Room 100 (offered by the Teaching Center).

1.26.09 
Exam 1 Review: There will be a review for Exam 1 on Sunday February 1 from 4:00pm6:00pm in 1001 NPB.

1.25.09 
Exam 1 Room Assignments: PHY 2048 Exam 1 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Tuesday February 3. 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 
AE  MCCC 100 
FK  CLB C130 
LO  CSE A101 
PS  PUGH 170 
TZ  TUR L005 

1.25.09 
Grades Posted on ELearning: Your homework and quiz grades for the first two weeks have been
posted on the
PHY2048 ELearning WEBsite.
Please send Email to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu if you see an error.

1.25.09 
WileyPLUS Accuracy: Some of you are missing the WileyPLUS homework problems because you are not keeping enough accuracy.
You must get the right answer to within 2% or WileyPLUS will mark it wrong!

1.15.09 
"Bug" in HW 3 Problem 511: There is a “bug” in HW 3 problem 511(b,c). WileyPLUS does not handle the sign
of the angle correctly. Everyone will get full credit for this problem.
This problem is, however, still a valid quiz problem.

1.13.09 
Teaching Center "Supplemental Instruction" for PHY 2048: A FREE version of Tutoring Zone
is being offered to PHY2048 students. Emphasis will be on understanding the material. They will
also do test reviews before each exam and the final and help with the homework problems. Sessions are offered
three times each week (M8, T7, W8 in 1100 NPB, see
office hours).
The sessions are led by an undergrad physics
major who recently took the course. Students who attend tend to score higher in the course.

1.8.09 
No "Bug" in HW 1 Problem 125: There is not a "bug" in problem 125(b). WileyPLUS does have the correct answer within 2%.
I was dumb and treated the atom like a sphere (as in the book), but the WileyPLUS problem says to treat the atom like a cube. One has to read the problems carefully!
Everyone will still get full credit for this problem, but you should go ahead and do the problem.

1.8.09 
Previous Exams on ELearning: The PHY2048 exams from Spring08 and Fall08 are on the PHY2048 ELearning WEBsite.

1.8.09 
Lectures on ELearning: The first two lectures are on the PHY2048 ELearning WEBsite.

1.4.09 
"Bug" in HW 1 Problem 125: There is a "bug" in problem 125(b). WileyPLUS does not have the correct answer within 2%.
Hence, everyone will get full credit for this problem. This problem is, however, still a valid quiz problem.

1.1.09 
Discussion sections start on Tuesday January 6, 2009.

1.1.09 
Lecture classes start on Wednesday January 7, 2009 (period 2 & 3) in 1001 NPB.
The class schedule shows the lecture material covered, exam
dates, and online homework problems.

1.1.09 
In class graded HITT questions (student response system) begin on Wednesday January 14, 2009, but you should get
your remotes sooner for practice questions that will help you to become familiar with the system before the questions
starting counting toward your grade. To get credit you must register on the system (see the instructions in
the syllabus).

1.1.09 
The first online homework assignment is due by 11:00pm on Friday
January 9, 2009. You must register on WileyPLUS using the access code
that comes with your textbook (see the instructions in the syllabus).

1.1.09 
Quizzes begin in the discussion section on Monday January 12, 2009.
