PHY 2048 - Physics with Calculus 1 - SPRING 2015

DISCUSSION SECTION QUIZZES (discussion sections start the first week of classes and quizzes start January 26-30)

A quiz will be administered during many of your discussion section meetings (10 total quizzes). The quizzes will test how well you learned the concepts and methods of the assigned homework problems. The quiz will be very closely related to your practice homework problems. The problems may be restructured to provide guidance, allow awarding of partial credit and discourage memorization of only the formula for the solution. You are expected to learn how to do the homework problems on your own without any notes or other help (i.e. there are no crib sheets for the quizzes!). In doing the online practice homework you can get help in discussion section, office hours, from tutors and from other students. However, in the end you must learn the methods needed to do the problems on your own. The quizzes will give partial credit and be graded 0 to 5 points. If you set up the problem correctly but make an algebraic mistake you will get some of the credit for the problem. 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.

To provide a measure of forgiveness for possible missed quizzes, 10% of the quiz grades will be dropped in evaluating your final grade. The quiz portion of the course will count for 15% of the overall course grade. The course grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz points are calculated.

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.