PHY 2048 - Physics 1 with Calculus - Spring 2017


Announcements




Apr. 23

Last call: Some HITT clickers are still not registered

If you participated in H-ITT clicker questions during class but have 0 HITT points in Canvas, your device was not properly registered. We still see unidentified clickers with significant points, but we don't know to whom a specific clicker belongs. Therefore, at this point, please send an email with your H-ITT clicker number to phy2048@phys.ufl.edu

Apr. 21

WileyPLUS scheduled maintenance Saturday morning

REVISED: Please note that WileyPLUS has maintenance scheduled for early Saturday morning, 4:00am-7:00am, which is the Friday night just before our scheduled final exam. Please download textbook and homework material before then if you need it for your studying. Please note you can download a separate copy of the textbook from Wiley. Please find details on how to request here.

Apr. 20

Office hours this week

Prof. Hamlin will hold office hours today, Thursday 3-4pm, and Friday 2-3pm. Also Prof. Acosta has office hours Friday 2-4pm.

Apr. 17

Final exam break-down

Roughly 50% of the final exam will be cumulative, and 50% will cover new material (Ch.13-17). Of the cumulative material, most of it will be taken from problems on Exam 1 and Exam 2 that have been recast or reworded in some way.

Apr. 17

HW13 Extended 1 day

Due to some Canavas access issues over the weekend, we have extended HW13 by one day until 8:00am Tuesday morning, Apr.18.

Apr.14

Final Exam Room Assignment

The final exam is Apr.22, Saturday, 3:00-5:00PM. It is cumulative of all material. The room to take your exam depends on the first letter of your LAST name:

A-C: New Physics Building (NPB) 1001
D, and M-O: Weimer Hall (WEIM) 1064
E-L and T-Z: Carleton Auditorium (CAR) 0100
P-R: Keene-Flint Hall (FLI) 50
S: McCarty Hall A (MCCA) G186

You must attend the correct room or you could receive a zero for the exam. Also, please record your exam code when you receive your exam for future reference. Due to FERPA regulations we cannot hand back your exams in class.

Note that exams are closed book. Basic formula sheets will be provided - you do not need to bring any. It is available here. Material you are allowed to bring, including a calculator, is listed here.

An example of how to properly find and record the exam code on your Scantron answer sheet is here.

Apr. 13

H-ITT clicker points

Your H-ITT clicker points have been uploaded to the Canvas gradebook as of Apr.12, with the latest roster. If you have 0 points but have been using a clicker, you have not correctly register your remote. Please do so asap (see here) or otherwise contact us if you have registered but don't see any points.

Apr. 12

Quiz 11

If you were affected by the storm Tuesday morning, Apr.4, and could not make it to your discussion section, a make-up quiz will be offered next week during your discussion section (Apr.18). Please contact your TA for further information.

Apr. 11

Instructor evaluations

Please take a moment to fill out an evaluation for each of the three instructors and your discussion section TA using the link: https://evaluations.ufl.edu/
Your feedback is very much appreciated. Thanks!

Apr. 9

Survey bonus points uploaded

Bonus points from participating in the education research survey and interview have been uploaded to the Canvas gradebook (0.5 point) and the projected grade was adjusted.

Apr. 2

Projected Grades uploaded

Your projected grade points have been recomputed and uploaded to Canvas. This estimate is based on Exams 1 and 2, Quizzes 2 through 7, HW1-HW10, and HITT. It assumes that you would continue the full semester with the average performance you have achieved so far. Bonus points from survey participation have not yet been included.

Mar.27

Exam 2 raw scores uploaded

Your exam 2 scores have been uploaded to Canvas. As a reminder, your score is out of a possible 20 correct questions. The average for this exam is 13.0 out of 20. The distribution of scores is here. The exam is worth 25 grade points, so multiply your raw score by 1.25 to get the grade points you earned.

The answer key for the master exam and worked out solutions have been uploaded to Canvas under the "Files" tab in the subfolder "Exam Solutions". The first answer listed in the answer key is the correct one. There are several problems with multiple versions, so the exam key lists 24 questions while your test would have had 20 questions.

The answers you selected on the master key, as indexed by your exam code, is posted as a file also in the same directory: "Exam 2 Answers Selected By Exam Code.pdf". A "1" means you selected the correct answer, any other number is which incorrect answer you selected on the master key. A dash "-" means that your exam did not have that specific version of a question.

Mar. 26

Exam 2 solutions posted

Solutions to exam 2 are posted on Canvas. See Files->Exam Solutions.

Mar. 25

Prof. Acosta's office hours

Prof. Acosta will not be able to hold office hours Mar. 29, 31 and Apr. 5, 7 due to research related travel. He will hold office hours exceptionally Monday, Mar. 27 from 2-3pm.

Mar. 23

HW10 due Monday

Dear students, please note that HW10 is due Monday morning, Mar.27 8:00am. This is just after Exam 2 and the weekend.

Mar. 17

UF Teaching Center

The UF Teaching Center is offering an exam review for PHY2048. The information is here. Their planned date is Wednesday, 3/22 from 6-8pm in Turlington L005.

Mar.15

Exam 2 Room Assignment

The second exam is in 9 days, Mar.24, Friday night, 8:20-10:10PM. It will cover chapters 7-12. The room to take your exam depends on the first letter (or letters) of your LAST name:

A-Je: Carleton Hall (CAR) 0100
Jo-L: Williamson Hall (WM) 100
M-Q: Turlington Hall (TUR) L007
R: Florida Gym (FLG) 0280
S-Z: New Physics Building (NPB) 1001

You must attend the correct room or you could receive a zero for the exam. Also, please record your exam code when you receive your exam for future reference. Due to FERPA regulations we cannot hand back your exams in class.

Note that exams are closed book. Basic formula sheets will be provided - you do not need to bring any. It is available here. Material you are allowed to bring, including a calculator, is listed here.

An example of how to properly find and record the exam code on your Scantron answer sheet is here.

Mar. 9

Another opportunity for participation points

Volunteer students have been selected for the research interview. However, you may receive up to 0.5 bonus points for participating in an education research survey that should take no more than 30 minutes: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_574eJ7hD2rNqZb7 The survey will be closed at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Please contact PhD student Brenda Lee, brenlee@ufl.edu, with any questions.

Feb.27

HW8

Note that HW8 is due in 2 weeks, Monday, Mar.13, 8:00am (right after spring break.)

Feb.26

Opportunity for participation points

You may receive up to 0.5 bonus grade points for participating in an education research interview that should take at least 30 minutes and be scheduled according to your convenience. Please contact PhD student Brenda Lee, brenlee@ufl.edu, for more information. Students who respond sooner will be given priority.

Feb.24

Draft formula sheet

The draft formula sheets for Exam 2 is here. You also will be provided with the Exam 1 formula sheet.

Feb.18

Projected Grades uploaded

Your projected grade points have been uploaded to Canvas. This estimate is based on Exam 1, Quizzes 2 and 3, HW1-HW5, and HITT. It assumes that you would continue the full semester with the average performance you have achieved so far.

Feb.14

REVISED: Exam 1 raw scores re-uploaded

Your exam 1 scores have been re-uploaded to Canvas after a regrading of two problems. Since many students interpreted that a mass "resting" on an inclined plane was at "rest" (it was only meant that it was on the plane), the subject of Questions 19 and 20 on the master key, we gave credit if you assumed it was moving as intended and got the kinetic friction and acceleration correct, or assumed it was at rest and correctly got the force of static friction and marked a=0 for the other question. So two answers were allowed to be correct on both problems, and your score was (possibly) updated if you happened to have assumed the resting scenario and marked the alternative answers. As a reminder, your score is out of a possible 20 correct questions. The average for this exam is now 14.9 out of 20. The distribution of scores is here. The exam is worth 25 grade points, so multiply your raw score by 1.25 to get the grade points you earned.

The answer key for the master exam and worked out solutions have been uploaded to Canvas under the "Files" tab in the subfolder "Exam Solutions". The first answer listed in the answer key is the correct one. There are several problems with multiple versions, so the exam key lists 24 questions while your test would have had 20 questions.

The answers you selected on the master key, as indexed by your exam code, is posted as a file also in the same directory: "Exam 1 Answers Selected By Exam Code.pdf". A "1" means you selected the correct answer, any other number is which incorrect answer you selected on the master key. A dash "-" means that your exam did not have that specific version of a question.

Feb.14

WileyPLUS Service Interruptions - offer for students

Dear students, Wiley PLUS offers their apology for the inconvenience their outages may have caused recently. They offer free access to the offline, VitalSource e-text. Please find details on how to request here.

Feb.12

HW5 extension with WileyPLUS down

Dear students, we are aware that Wiley PLUS is down again this evening. We will extend the assignment by 1 day (Tuesday 8am), as last time, in the hope that it will recover well before then. Please check the system at a later time and see if it has recovered so that you can continue. We apologize for the inconvenience - it is beyond our control and unexpected for this semester.

Feb.10

Important Reminders: Class and Exam 1

Please note that Exam 1 takes place this Friday evening at 8:20pm. See earlier announcement on locations. Also, there will still be class on Friday.

Feb.8

Reminders: Practice Exams, and HW5 due Monday

We offer 2 practice exams in Canvas to gauge your preparation for Exam 1. Look for Example Exams under the Quizzes tab in Canvas. Take them under test-like conditions and check your score only at the end.

Don't forget that HW5 will be due after Exam 1 on Monday, Feb.13, 8:00am. there will be a Quiz 5 given during discussion sections next week.

Feb.7

UF Teaching Center

The UF Teaching Center is offering an exam review for PHY2048. The information is here. Their planned date is Wed, 2/8, 6-8pm in NPB 1002.

Feb.6

HW4

Due to a technical outage with WileyPLUS last night, we have extended the due date for HW4 by 24 hours until Tuesday 8:00am.

Feb.1

Exam 1 Room Assignment

REVISED coverage! The first exam is in 9 days, February 10, Friday night, 8:20-10:10PM. It will cover chapters 1-7. The room to take your exam depends on the first letter (or letters) of your LAST name:

A-C: New Physics Building (NPB) 1001
D-G: Pugh Hall (PUGH) 0170
H-K: Williamson Hall (WM) 100
L-S: Carleton Hall (CAR) 0100
T-Z: Keene-Flint Hall (FLI) 0050

You must attend the correct room or you could receive a zero for the exam. Also, please record your exam code when you receive your exam for future reference. Due to FERPA regulations we cannot hand back your exams in class.

Note that exams are closed book. A basic formula sheet will be provided - you do not need to bring one. It is available here. Material you are allowed to bring, including a calculator, is listed here.

An example of how to properly find and record the exam code on your Scantron answer sheet is here.

Jan. 30

DRC Registration for Exams

We have recently become aware of a technical issue that may have prevented some of you who are registered with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) from completing your Accommodated Test Request (ATR). We believe the issue has now been resolved. If you attempted to register for an accommodated test, but were unable to, please try again as soon as possible, so that we can finish scheduling your exam.

Jan. 30

HW3 + HITT Scores uploaded to Canvas

Jan. 24

HW2 Scores uploaded to Canvas

Jan. 23

Office Hours

Prof. Acosta will not be able to make his office hours on Wed., Jan. 25, while he is away on travel.

Jan. 20

HITT Scores uploaded

Your HITT scores as of Friday, Jan.20, have been uploaded to Canvas. See "HITT Points Raw" for the raw number of points, and "HITT Grade" for the projected HITT grade assuming the same average for the rest of the term. If your score is zero, either you did not participate in the clicker questions, did not register your remote (see here), or you had some technical malfunction.

Jan. 17

Homework, Videos

HW1 scores have been uploaded to Canvas. This assignment does count, and is out of 10 points. Your projected homework grade points, assuming all remaining assignments are at the same average as HW1, is listed as "HW Grade" in the Canvas Gradebook.

Note that HW2 is due Monday morning 8:00am, Jan.23.

Mediasite technical support also has recovered the lost video lectures, so those should work again. Pease let us know if you find further problems.

Jan. 11

Online Videos

We are aware that some online videos seem to be missing and give an error. We are working to find a solution, but the videos for Ch.2 and Ch.3 have been restored. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Notetaker needed

The Disability Resource Center is seeking a student that will provide copies of his/her notes for this class. In return, the student will be furnished with credit 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 an instructor as soon as possible.

Jan. 10

Office Hours

Prof. Acosta will not be able to make his office hours this week while he is away on travel.

Jan. 9

Homework

HW0 scores have been uploaded to Canvas. This assignment does not count, but for information your score out of 100 points is listed in your grade information. The next HW1 is now open and DOES count for your grade. It is due EXCEPTIONALLY on Tuesday morning 8:00am, Jan.17.

Jan. 6

Homework

The first homework assignment, HW0, which is ungraded, is due Monday morning 8:00am. There will be a follow-up quiz based on it in your discussion section next week, but it will similarly not count toward your final grade.

Jan. 4

Discussion Sections

Discussion sections will NOT meet the first week of class, but will take place the week of Jan. 9. You can find the list of sections, room numbers, and discussion leaders here.

Please note that section 2G34 (Friday, period 10) will be meeting in room NPB 1101

A first practice quiz will be given in discussion sections beginning next week, Jan.9.

Jan. 3

Welcome to PHY2048!

This opening web page will have all current announcements---please make sure to bookmark it. Check this page periodically, especially if you happen to miss a lecture. The collection of the links in the left bar constitutes the syllabus for the course.

This web site serves as the course syllabus. Pay particular attention to the course overview and the grading policy.

Laboratory sections are administered separately from this lecture course.

You will need to obtain a WileyPLUS registration code to complete the required online homework assignments. Please see the WileyPlus tab for more information. But, to avoid paying a large fee for the registration code, please use this special discount only for UF students to purchase only online access, or buy the code bundled with the textbook at the UF bookstore: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-822622.html

Here are a few upcoming important events and deadlines to note:
Class start: January 4
H-ITT counts: January 11
Exam 1: February 10
Exam 2: March 24
Final Exam: April 22

The course also has additional material on the Canvas E-learning site. This includes grade information, lecture notes, homework and exam solutions, and links to online lecture videos!