PHY 2048 Spring 2015
Physics with Calculus 1
PHY 2048 "Coordinator"
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:
- The textbook for the course is Wiley (2013), Fundamentals of Physics (with WileyPLUS),
Volume 1, 10th Edtion, by: Halliday, Resnick, and Walker.
You have two options. You can purchase a hardcopy of the textbook (with access to WileyPLUS)
at the bookstore or you can purchase the eBook (with access to WileyPLUS) on-line at Wiley for UF
In either case you must get the access to
the WileyPLUS on-line homework. The on-line Homework in this course is graded and will count
towards your final course grade. The prices are as follows:
|Textbook with WileyPLUS||$102 (UF Bookstore)
|eBook with WileyPLUS||$40 (Wiley for UF
PHY 2048 Lecturers
PHY 2048 Lectures (MWF 2, 3, 9):
- The lecture notes will be posted on the PHY2048 e-Learning WEBsite.
- The PHY 2048 class schedule shows the material covered in each lecture.
- Bonus points for class participation using the H-ITT student response system every lecture.
To get credit you must register on the system
(see the instructions in the syllabus).
- The in-class H-ITT questions begin counting on Wednesday January 14, but you should get your remotes sooner
for practice questions that will help you to become familiar with the system before the questions start counting for
PHY 2048 Discussion Sections and Quizzes:
Your quizzes will be graded on a scale from 0.0 to 5.0 and will count 15% towards your
overall course grade.
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 April 22, 2015.
10% of the quizzes will be dropped.
The overall grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz grade is calculated.
- Discussion sections will start the first day of classes and meet once per week.
- They will emphasize problem solving.
- Quizzes will be given during many of your discussion section meetings (10 total quizzes).
(starting January 26-30, 2015)
- The quizzes will test how well you learned the concepts and methods of the previous weeks
WikeyPLUS on-line homework problems.
- The quiz will be very closely related to your on-line homework problems. No Crib Sheets for the quizzes
*Quizzes are in the discussion sections.
|PHY2048 Quiz Schedule*
PHY 2048 Exams and Final:
The two in-term exams and the final exam will be equally weighted and count for 75% of the overall course grade.
None of the exam grades will be dropped.
Previous exams will be posted on the PHY2048 course WEBsite.
- There will be two in-term exams and a cumulative final exam.
- These exams will not take place in your lecture hall in the physics building.
Room assignments for where you must go to take the exams will be announced during class
and posted on the course web page.
- Exams are multiple choice with your answers bubbled in on Scantron sheets.
- You should bring a calculator
(calculators may not be shared and may not have electronic communications capability), #2 pencils,
an eraser and your picture ID (preferably your UF-ID).
- You will not be allowed to bring crib sheets or notes to the exams and cell phones may not be used.
We will provide a formula sheet on the exam. This formula sheet will contain information necessary to
do the problems. The formula sheet will be posted on the PHY2048 course WEBsite a week before your exam so
that you can see what information will be on the exam.
- Unless superseded by a valid excuse a missed exam will result in a zero. Valid excuses are
officially sanctioned UF events, medical excuses or family emergencies. Acceptable excuses will
require a coach's, doctor's or instructor sanctioned note with a verifiable contact phone number.
- A valid excuse will allow you to take the cumulative make-up exam to replace the zero on the missed exam.
There will be one cumulative make-up exam (covering material from both exams) given on
Wednesday April 22, 2015. The grade on this make-up exam will replace the missed exam.
*Room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name.
|PHY2048 Exam Schedule
|Tuesday 2/10/15||Exam 1||Chapters 1-6||8:20pm-10:10pm||TBA
|Wednesday 3/25/15||Exam 2||Chapters 7-12||8:20pm-10:10pm||TBA
|Wednesday 4/22/15||Make-Up||Chapters 1-17||5:10pm-7:05pm||TBA
|Saturday 4/25/15||Final Exam||Chapters 1-17||3:00pm-5:00pm||TBA
PHY 2048 On-Line Homework:
go to WileyPLUS and click “Register” and follow
the instructions there. To properly get credit for your efforts you must enter the following "Student Profile"
- To get onto the online homework system you will need to enter the WileyPLUS access code that came with the hardcopy textbook you
purchased at the bookstore; or came with the eBook you purchased on-line at Wiley for UF
(here). Have your access code
ready when you first access the system.
- To register on WileyPLUS:
Note you must input correctly your Gatorlink E-mail address and your UF-ID!
The first online homework assignment is due on Saturday January 17, 2015. The course
WEBsite gives the assigned problems and due dates (here). Once the due date/time has passed no further input of answers will
WileyPLUS On-line Homework Problems:
- First Name: Your first name as it appears on the Registrars list for PHY2048.
- Last Name: Your last name (i.e. family name) as it appears on the Registrars list for PHY2048.
- E-mail: Your Gatorlink E-mail address (i.e. email@example.com).
- Phone: Your phone number.
- Student ID: Your UF-ID number (8 digit, e.g. 12345678).
Your homework scores will be weighted by how well you do on the quiz that follows the homework assignment. For example,
if HWn is your score on the nth homework assignment and Qn is
your score on the nth quiz, then you will receive the following quiz×homework grade:
(Q×HW)n = Qn × HWn/5. However, if your quiz score is 4 points or higher (out of 5 points)
then you will receive full credit for the corresponding homework and quiz×homework assignment no matter what your homework score was on
that assignment (even if you did not do the homework assignment!).
For the last homework assignment (Q×HW)11 = HW11.
The course Schedule Page (PDF)
gives the assigned on-line homework problems, the due dates, and the dates of the associated quiz.
The quiz×homework portion of the course will count for 10% of the overall course grade.
To provide a measure of forgiveness for illnesses and possible network problems, 10% of the quiz×homework scores
will be dropped in evaluating your final grade.
The course grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz×homework points are calculated.
- The problems come from your textbook. However, the numbers are randomized for each student
(i.e. the problems will be same as the textbook but with different numbers).
- You will have five tries to get the correct answer. You will not be counted off for "significant figures",
however, your answer must be correct to within 2%.
- For most of the problems WileyPLUS will give you a "hint" after the third incorrect try and
for some of the problems WileyPLUS will give you the solution after the assignment due date.
|PHY2048 WileyPLUS On-Line Homework Schedule
|Material||Associated Quiz (date)
|HW Set 0||Saturday January 17||WileyPLUS Practice (not graded)||None
|HW Set 1||Saturday January 24||Chapter 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 2||Saturday January 31||Chapter 5: 6, 11, 17, 47, 48, 50, 51, 57, 64, 67||Quiz 2 (2/2-2/6)
|HW Set 3||Saturday February 7||Charper 6: 9, 10, 20, 27, 29, 49, 53, 57, 59, 82||Quiz 3 (2/9-2/13)
|HW Set 4||Saturday February 14||Chapter 7.1-8.3||Quiz 4 (2/16-2/20)
|HW Set 5||Saturday February 21||Chapter 8.4-9.6||Quiz 5 (2/23-2/27)
|HW Set 6||Saturday February 28||Chapter 9.7-10.5||Quiz 6 (3/9-3/13)
|HW Set 7||Saturday March 14||Chapter 10.6-11.6||Quiz 7 (3/16-3/20)
|HW Set 8||Saturday March 21||Chapter 11.7-12.2||Quiz 8 (3/23-3/27)
|HW Set 9||Saturday April 4||Chapter 13.1-14.7||Quiz 9 (4/6-4/10)
|HW Set 10||Saturday April 11||Chapter 15.1-16.4||Quiz 10 (4/13-4/17)
|HW Set 11||Saturday April 18||Chapter 16.5-17.8||None: (Q×HW)11 = HW11
PHY 2048 Student Response System - H-ITT Bonus Points:
You can earn a maximum of 5 bonus points toward your overall course grade by answering the H-ITT questions.
The overall grade formula (PDF)
shows how the bonus points are calculated.
- In-class student participation using the HITT student response system will be used in every lecture.
- You will be able to earn bonus points toward your overall course grade by coming to class and
answering the H-ITT questions, however, participating in the H-ITT in class questions is purely optional. You
can earn a perfect grade in the course (i.e. 100 points) without the H-ITT bonus points.
- In-class H-ITT questions begin to count on Wednesday January 14, 2015, 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 bonus points.
- The transmitter will let you respond to questions posed during class. Your response will be recorded. Simply responding will get
you 1 point credit for the question while responding correctly will get you 2 points credit.
- To get credit you must register on the system
(see the instructions in the syllabus).
- It is your responsibility to ensure that your remote is functioning properly and that you are sending on the correct
channel (see the instructions for setting the remote channel).
It is recommended that you set the channel at the start of each lecture.
- To provide a measure of forgiveness for unavoidable missed classes and for problems with the H-ITT transmitter,
20% of the H-ITT scores will be dropped in evaluating your bonus points.
PHY 2048 Overall Course Grades:
*10% will be dropped.
|Assignment||Max Course Points
**Optional bonus points.
|Grading Scale (fixed)
- A formula for calculating your overall course grade is here.
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:
This course is designed to make you a good "problem solver". Learn to solve the problems.
Don't spend your time looking for a formula to plug into. Derive the correct formula for the problem you are
working on using the general formulas. This is a difficult course, but if you work hard and learn
to be a good "problem solver" it will help you in all your future endeavors!
- It is expected that a successful student will invest at least twelve hours
studying and problem-solving per week outside of class. Do not expect a good grade
if you are not prepared to work this much.
- Read the assigned chapters before coming to lecture. The importance of this cannot be overemphasized.
- Work as many problems as possible on a weekly basis; the assigned (practice) problems represent the minimum recommended set.
Go to instructor's and discussion leaders' office hours for individual help (this can be highly effective and should
be regarded as free tutoring; make use of it!). To maximize the availability of this help you can go to any
Instructor or Section Leader's office hours.
- Keep up on a regular basis; cramming doesn't work for learning physics.
Rick Field - January 3, 2015