PHY 2048 Spring 2015
Physics with Calculus 1
PHY 2048 "Coordinator" 
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 OnLine Homework
 Organize the Quizzes
 The Exams, Final Exam, and MakeUp 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, 10^{th} 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) online at Wiley for UF
(here).
In either case you must get the access to
the WileyPLUS online homework. The online Homework in this course is graded and will count
towards your final course grade. The prices are as follows:
Material  Price 
Textbook with WileyPLUS  $102 (UF Bookstore) 
eBook with WileyPLUS  $40 (Wiley for UF
online) 
PHY 2048 Lecturers 
Katia Matcheva 
Steven Detweiler 
Rick Field 
PHY 2048 Lectures (MWF 2, 3, 9):
 The lecture notes will be posted on the PHY2048 eLearning WEBsite.
 The PHY 2048 class schedule shows the material covered in each lecture.
 Bonus points for class participation using the HITT student response system every lecture.
To get credit you must register on the system
(see the instructions in the syllabus).
 The inclass HITT 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
bonus points.
PHY 2048 Discussion Sections and Quizzes:
 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 2630, 2015)
 The quizzes will test how well you learned the concepts and methods of the previous weeks
WikeyPLUS online homework problems.
 The quiz will be very closely related to your online homework problems. No Crib Sheets for the 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 makeup a maximum of three missed quizzes provided that you have a valid documented
excuse (e.g. medical note). You will have to take the makeup quiz within 3 weeks of your missed quiz and
there will be no makeup quizzes after April 22, 2015.
 10% of the quizzes will be dropped.
The overall grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz grade is calculated.
PHY2048 Quiz Schedule^{*} 
Week  Quiz  Date  Quiz Problem 
1   1/6/151/9/15  No Quiz 
2   1/12/151/16/15  No Quiz 
3   1/19/151/23/15  No Quiz 
4  1  1/26/151/30/15  Chapter 1.14.7 
5  2  2/2/152/6/15  Chapter 5.15.3 
6  3  2/9/152/13/15  Chapter 6.16.3 
7  4  2/16/152/20/15  Chapter 7.18.3 
8  5  2/23/152/27/15  Chapter 8.49.6 
9   3/2/153/6/15  No Quiz 
10  6  3/9/153/13/15  Chapter 9.710.5 
11  7  3/16/153/20/15  Chapter 10.611.6 
12  8  3/23/153/27/15  Chapter 11.712.2 
13   3/30/154/3/15  No Quiz 
14  9  4/6/154/10/15  Chapter 13.114.7 
15  10  4/13/154/17/15  Chapter 15.116.4 
16   4/20/154/22/15  No Quiz 
^{*}Quizzes are in the discussion sections.
PHY 2048 Exams and Final:
 There will be two interm 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 UFID).
 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 makeup exam to replace the zero on the missed exam.
There will be one cumulative makeup exam (covering material from both exams) given on
Wednesday April 22, 2015. The grade on this makeup exam will replace the missed exam.
 The two interm 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.
PHY2048 Exam Schedule 
Date  Exam  Material  Time  Room Assignments^{*} 
Tuesday 2/10/15  Exam 1  Chapters 16  8:20pm10:10pm  TBA 
Wednesday 3/25/15  Exam 2  Chapters 712  8:20pm10:10pm  TBA 
Wednesday 4/22/15  MakeUp  Chapters 117  5:10pm7:05pm  TBA 
Saturday 4/25/15  Final Exam  Chapters 117  3:00pm5:00pm  TBA 
^{*}Room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name.
PHY 2048 OnLine Homework:
 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 online at Wiley for UF
(here). Have your access code
ready when you first access the system.
 To register on WileyPLUS: 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"
information correctly:
 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.
 Email: Your Gatorlink Email address (i.e. name@ufl.edu).
 Phone: Your phone number.
 Student ID: Your UFID number (8 digit, e.g. 12345678).
Note you must input correctly your Gatorlink Email address and your UFID!
 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
be accepted.
 WileyPLUS Online Homework Problems:
 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.
 Your homework scores will be weighted by how well you do on the quiz that follows the homework assignment. For example,
if HW_{n} is your score on the n^{th} homework assignment and Q_{n} is
your score on the n^{th} quiz, then you will receive the following quiz×homework grade:
(Q×HW)_{n} = Q_{n} × HW_{n}/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} = HW_{11}.
The course Schedule Page (PDF)
gives the assigned online 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.
PHY2048 WileyPLUS OnLine Homework Schedule 
Assignment  Due Date (by 11:00pm)  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 (1/261/30) 
HW Set 2  Saturday January 31  Chapter 5: 6, 11, 17, 47, 48, 50, 51, 57, 64, 67  Quiz 2 (2/22/6) 
HW Set 3  Saturday February 7  Charper 6: 9, 10, 20, 27, 29, 49, 53, 57, 59, 82  Quiz 3 (2/92/13) 
HW Set 4  Saturday February 14  Chapter 7.18.3  Quiz 4 (2/162/20) 
HW Set 5  Saturday February 21  Chapter 8.49.6  Quiz 5 (2/232/27) 
HW Set 6  Saturday February 28  Chapter 9.710.5  Quiz 6 (3/93/13) 
HW Set 7  Saturday March 14  Chapter 10.611.6  Quiz 7 (3/163/20) 
HW Set 8  Saturday March 21  Chapter 11.712.2  Quiz 8 (3/233/27) 
HW Set 9  Saturday April 4  Chapter 13.114.7  Quiz 9 (4/64/10) 
HW Set 10  Saturday April 11  Chapter 15.116.4  Quiz 10 (4/134/17) 
HW Set 11  Saturday April 18  Chapter 16.517.8  None: (Q×HW)_{11} = HW_{11} 
PHY 2048 Student Response System  HITT Bonus Points:
 Inclass 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 HITT questions, however, participating in the HITT in class questions is purely optional. You
can earn a perfect grade in the course (i.e. 100 points) without the HITT bonus points.
 Inclass HITT 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 HITT transmitter,
20% of the HITT scores will be dropped in evaluating your bonus points.
 You can earn a maximum of 5 bonus points toward your overall course grade by answering the HITT questions.
The overall grade formula (PDF)
shows how the bonus points are calculated.
PHY 2048 Overall Course Grades:
Grading Procedure 
Assignment  Max Course Points 
Exam 1  25 
Exam 2  25 
Final Exam  25 
Quizzes^{*}  15 
Quiz×Homework^{*}  10 
Total Points  100 
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 

 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:
 It is expected that a successful student will invest at least twelve hours
studying and problemsolving 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.
 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!
Rick Field  January 3, 2015