PHY 2048 Spring 2015

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 and Steven Detweiler)

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
Steven Detweiler
Steven Detweiler
Rick Field
Rick Field

PHY 2048 Lectures (MWF 2, 3, 9):

PHY 2048 Discussion Sections and Quizzes:

PHY2048 Quiz Schedule*
WeekQuizDateQuiz Problem
11/6/15-1/9/15No Quiz
21/12/15-1/16/15No Quiz
31/19/15-1/23/15No Quiz
411/26/15-1/30/15Chapter 1.1-4.7
522/2/15-2/6/15Chapter 5.1-5.3
632/9/15-2/13/15Chapter 6.1-6.3
742/16/15-2/20/15Chapter 7.1-8.3
852/23/15-2/27/15Chapter 8.4-9.6
93/2/15-3/6/15No Quiz
1063/9/15-3/13/15Chapter 9.7-10.5
1173/16/15-3/20/15Chapter 10.6-11.6
1283/23/15-3/27/15Chapter 11.7-12.2
133/30/15-4/3/15No Quiz
1494/6/15-4/10/15Chapter 13.1-14.7
15104/13/15-4/17/15Chapter 15.1-16.4
164/20/15-4/22/15No Quiz
*Quizzes are in the discussion sections.

PHY 2048 Exams and Final:

PHY2048 Exam Schedule
DateExamMaterialTimeRoom Assignments*
Tuesday 2/10/15Exam 1Chapters 1-68:20pm-10:10pmTBA
Wednesday 3/25/15Exam 2Chapters 7-128:20pm-10:10pmTBA
Wednesday 4/22/15Make-UpChapters 1-175:10pm-7:05pmTBA
Saturday 4/25/15Final ExamChapters 1-173:00pm-5:00pmTBA
*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 January 17WileyPLUS Practice (not graded)None
HW Set 1Saturday January 24Chapter 1: 9, 19
Chapter 2: 18, 31, 43, 44, 45
Chapter 3: 6, 15, 41, 60
Chapter 4: 3, 17, 21, 26, 47, 53, 56, 67, 82
Quiz 1 (1/26-1/30)
HW Set 2Saturday January 31Chapter 5: 6, 11, 17, 47, 48, 50, 51, 57, 64, 67Quiz 2 (2/2-2/6)
HW Set 3Saturday February 7Charper 6: 9, 10, 20, 27, 29, 49, 53, 57, 59, 82Quiz 3 (2/9-2/13)
HW Set 4Saturday February 14Chapter 7.1-8.3Quiz 4 (2/16-2/20)
HW Set 5Saturday February 21Chapter 8.4-9.6Quiz 5 (2/23-2/27)
HW Set 6Saturday February 28Chapter 9.7-10.5Quiz 6 (3/9-3/13)
HW Set 7Saturday March 14Chapter 10.6-11.6Quiz 7 (3/16-3/20)
HW Set 8Saturday March 21Chapter 11.7-12.2Quiz 8 (3/23-3/27)
HW Set 9Saturday April 4Chapter 13.1-14.7Quiz 9 (4/6-4/10)
HW Set 10Saturday April 11Chapter 15.1-16.4Quiz 10 (4/13-4/17)
HW Set 11Saturday April 18Chapter 16.5-17.8None: (Q×HW)11 = HW11

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

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.

Normalization of the Quiz times Homework Scores:
At the end of the semester after the quiz grades are normalized we will recalculate the Quiz times Homework scores. However, if doing so gives you more than 10 points for your overall QxHW grade, then you will only get the full 10 points.

Students with Disabilities:
The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to one of the instructors (Field, Matcheva, Detweiler) when requesting accommodation. Then you must print out the PHY2048 Accommodated Test Request (ATR) Form for Spring 2015 (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 - January 3, 2015