PHY 2048  Physics 1 with Calculus  Spring 2014
Announcements


1May2014 
Your letter grade should be available through Elearning according to the
grading scale of the course. Please note that Elearning seems to express
your total points as a percentage of the 100+5 points total possible rather than a raw
number of points, but the assigned grades were computed to our scale. Have a great summer! 


30Apr2014 
The combined homeworkquiz (HQ) scores have been finalized and uploaded to Elearning, including your calculated total HQ score out of 40 points. We have normalized the quiz scores from each TA to a common average before the calculation to account for some variation in their grading. 


28Apr2014 
The final exam master answer key has been posted to Elearning.
The average for the exam is
posted here.
Your score for the Final Exam is also posted to Elearning. The comment
field has information about your answers (as with Exams 1 and 2).
Each number or dash corresponds, sequentially,
to a problem on the master final exam with the number correlating
to the answer you selected on the master exam, with only the first answer
(1) being correct. Please wait another day or two before homeworkquiz grades are updated. 


25Apr2014 
Please note that not all quiz grades have been entered into Elearning as they are still being graded. The combined homeworkquiz scores were just refreshed, but if a quiz was missing as of this morning then it is not yet reflected in the HQ score. When quiz grades are finalized we will update Elearning again and post an announcement here. This is a manual process, so please be patient. The HQ score is not automatically updated. 


24Apr2014 
Your final HITT scores were just emailed to you. The list of unregistered remotes is below.
Scores have been uploaded to Elearning. Notes from the Exam 3 review are posted under Elearning resources. 


21Apr2014 
We appreciate your feedback on the course:
https://evaluations.ufl.edu/
Thanks! 


18Apr2014 
If you have participated with a HITT clicker and have
not received an email today with your scores, you are not
properly registered. Please see
this page. You must do this before Thursday, April 24!
The following remoted IDs have not been registered: 


17Apr2014 
There will be an evening review session for the final exam on Thursday, Apr. 24, for periods 10 and 11 (starting 5:10pm) in NPB 1001 (our usual lecture hall). Notes will be made available afterward on Elearning lecture notes. 


15Apr2014 
Dear Students: For the final exam we are spread across many rooms and the class just fits (every other seat, seating). You must go to the room to which you are assigned or we will run out of seats. IDs will be checked during the exam and if you are found to have gone to a room to which you were not assigned, you will be escorted to the right room (a potentially long walk across campus) with no opportunity to make up the lost time. GO TO THE ROOM TO WHICH YOU ARE ASSIGNED. Room assignments are by the FIRST INITIAL OF YOUR FAMILY NAME. Note that only CARL 0100 is a consecutive first initial IS inclusive but this room also includes first initial Y.
CARL 0100: IS, Y The makeup exam for PHY2048 will take place in the New Engineering Building in Room 0202 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 during periods 1011 (5:10 PM  7:10 PM). You must have a confirmation email from one of the instructors in order to be eligible to take it. If you missed exam 1 or exam 2 (with an excuse that you already provided) or have a prearranged excuse for missing the final exam, then you are on the list to be admitted to the makeup exam to substitute for the missing exam. The makeup exam is not a mechanism for improving a grade on a previously taken exam. Seating is too limited to permit this, so please don't ask. 


14Apr2014 
The final exam is coming up on Saturday, April 26th, 8:0010:00pm.
Note that the exam is closed book.
We will provide a copy of Table 102 on the moments of
rotational inertia for several standard objects.
You are allowed to bring two 8.5x11in formula sheets handwritten by you, front and back. 


9Apr2014 
Homework*Quiz scores were updated on Elearning to Quiz 8. Please note that this is a manual process, and is not automatically computed by Elearning after your TA updates a quiz score. If there was no quizz score at the time the professors did the calculation (i.e. today), the combination will be lower than you expect for that HW*Quiz score until the next time we refresh grades. 


3Apr2014 
Prof. Acosta's office hours this Friday, April 4, are moved to the morning, 10:3011:30am. 


31Mar2014 
The homework times quiz scores up to homework/quiz 7
have been posted. Please see this page for details on how
computed: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/courses/phy2048/spring14/grading.shtml 


25Mar2014 
Solutions to Exam 2 and the master key have been posted to Elearning. Grades for Exam 2 are also posted to Elearning. The comment field has information about your answers (as with Exam 1). Each number or dash corresponds, sequentially, to a problem on master exam 2 with the number correlating to the answer they selected on the master exam, with only the first answer (1) being correct. Note that for problem 11 on the master exam (problem 7 on the solutions) we counted all answers as correct. 


24Mar2014 
Prof. Acosta will not be able to hold office hours this Wednesday and Friday. He will offer an hour today, Monday, from 34pm. 


21Mar2014 
Notes from the Exam 2 review are posted under Elearning resources. 


17Mar2014 
Exam 2 is coming up on Monday, March 24th, 8:2010:10pm.
It covers chapters 7 through 12. The room to take your exam depends on the first letter(s) of your LAST name:
AC: New Physics Building (NPB) 1001 Students attending the wrong room will receive a zero on the exam. Note that Exam 2 is closed book. We will provide a copy of Table 102 on the moments of rotational inertia for several standard objects. Material you are allowed to bring, including your own single formula sheet, is listed here.



17Mar2014 
There will be an evening review session for Exam 2 on Friday, Mar.21, for periods 10 and 11 (starting 5:10pm) in NPB 1001 (our usual lecture hall). 


16Mar2014 
The Physics Department web server was down Saturday night and Sunday morning/early afternoon. The direct link to Wiley Plus, which was still up, is:
http://edugen.wileyplus.com/edugen/class/cls370145/
Since some students had difficulty accessing the homework just before the deadline, we have extended the deadline until 8:00PM this Sunday evening. Solutions will be posted to elearning afterward.(Ignore the inadvertent change in due date of HW5). 


13Mar2014 
For HW9, note that Problem 44 in Chapter 12 shows a plot on which you need to make an estimate of where something occurs. The point of relevance is where DEVIATION from the previous behavior occurs, which when the plot is blown up might be earlier than you judge. If you are confident in your approach, but get the wrong answer, try decreasing it by 2%. 


8Mar2014 
Please note that HW8 is not due until Mar.15. 


16Feb2014 
Your selected answers on Exam 1 have been posted to Elearning as a comment to your Exam 1 score. See new file under Resources/Exam 1 Master for explanation. 


6Feb2014 
Solutions to Exam 1 have been posted to Elearning under resources.
Exam 1 scores also have been uploaded to Elearning.
Average and distribution linked here. Also posted are the first two combined HW and Quiz scores labeled as "HQ1", "HQ2", ... (HQ1 is just the HW1 fractional score, the rest are computed as described in our grading policy and are expressed as a fraction of 1.0. 


28Jan2014 
There will be an evening review session for Exam 1 on Tuesday, Feb.4, for periods 10 and 11 (starting 5:10pm) in NPB 1001 (our usual lecture hall). 


25Jan2014 
The Disability Resource Center is seeking a student who will provide copies of his/her notes for this class. In return, the student will be furnished a gift card to the UF Bookstore or, upon request, can receive certification for volunteer hours. You must take good notes that are easy to read and you should attend class regularly. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Rinzler by email as soon as you can. 


24Jan2014 
Exam 1 is coming up on Wednesday, February 5th, 8:2010:10pm.
It covers chapters 1 through 6. The room to take your exam depends on the first letter(s) of your LAST name:
AC: New Physics Building (NPB) 1001 Students attending the wrong room will receive a zero on the exam. Note that Exam 1 is closed book. Material you are allowed to bring, including your own single formula sheet, is listed here.



19January2014 
The solutions to HW1 are posted under Sakai Elearning resources. 


13January2014 
Discussion sections begin this week. Due to delays in getting all students
registered, we will not start counting HITT points for credit until
Wednesday, Jan.22. Please note that HW1 is due this Saturday at 10PM! 


6January2014 
Welcome to PHY2048! Lecture begins this Monday, January 6th. This website serves as your syllabus. Discussions sections (and labs, which are administered separately) will not be held this week, but will start next week. 


15Dec2013 
Lecture begins on Monday, Jan. 6, in NPB 1001 (period 2 or 3). Discussion section also will start that day. It is important to attend the discussion section you are registered for, otherwise your quiz scores will not be counted. Usage of HITT remotes is optional, but points will start counting Wednesday Jan.15 (now Jan.22) 


14Dec2013 
The Wiley+ code comes bundled with the textbook when bought at the UF bookstore. If you need to purchase a code separately to do the online homework, or you prefer only the online version of the textbook, please use this special UF link for the $30 price. 
