PHY 2048 - Physics with Calculus 1 - Summer 2016

WileyPlus online graded homework (due by 9:00 pm on the dates shown below)

To enter the WileyPlus online homework system you need the 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. Follow the instructions posted on the navigation link Register WileyPlus to register. Do not delay in logging-on/registering on the system. Not getting your homework in because you waited to the last minute and had trouble registering will not excuse you from the resulting zero on the homework assignment.

The first online homework assignment (Set 1) is due Sunday, May 15. Once the due date/time has passed no further input of answers for credit will be accepted. It is your responsibility to get your homework in on time. Starting late and enocuntering last minute computer/local server problems does not excuse you from this responsibility.

WileyPlus 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 first incorrect try and for some of the problems WileyPlus will give you the solution after the assignment due date.
  • There is 10% "forgiveness factor" that accounts for illness, missed classes etc. The details on course grading scheme is provided as a separate pdf document below.

PHY2048 WileyPlus Homework Schedule
AssignmentDue Date
(by 9:00pm)
MaterialAssociated Quiz (date)
HW Set 1Sunday May 15HW Set 1: 1-9, 1-19, 2-18, 2-31, 2-43, 2-45, 3-6, 3-15, 3-41, 3-60Quiz 1 (17th & 18th of May)
HW Set 2Sunday May 22HW Set 2: 4-3, 4-17, 4-21, 4-47, 4-53, 4-67, 4-82, 5-1, 5-6, 5-11Quiz 2 (24th & 25th of May)
HW Set 3Sunday May 29HW Set 3: 5-17, 5-47, 5-48, 5-51, 5-57, 6-10, 6-20, 6-27, 6-57, 6-82Quiz 3 (31st of May & 1st of June)
HW Set 4Sunday June 5HW Set 4: 7-1, 7-11, 7-25, 7-30, 7-67Quiz 4 (7th & 8th of June)
HW Set 5Sunday June 12HW Set 5: 7-42, 8-6, 8-24, 8-38, 8-45, 9-4, 9-12, 9-37, 9-42, 9-52Quiz 5 (14th & 15th of June)
HW Set 6Sunday June 26HW Set 6: 9-64, 9-68, 9-74, 10-14, 10-22, 10-34, 10-44, 10-51, 10-53, 10-66Quiz 6 (28th & 29th of June)
HW Set 7Sunday July 3HW Set 7: 11-10, 11-11, 11-12, 11-14, 11-23, 11-30, 11-33, 11-41, 11-52, 11-66Quiz 7 (5th & 6th of July)
HW Set 8Sunday July 10HW Set 8: 12-3, 12-6, 12-25, 12-28, 12-37Quiz 8 (12th & 13th of July)
HW Set 9Sunday July 17HW Set 9: 12-48, 13-13, 13-16, 13-26, 13-34; 14-20, 14-36, 14-38, 14-41, 14-58Quiz 9 (19th & 20th of July)
HW Set 10Sunday July 24HW Set 10: 15-38, 15-42, 15-47, 15-51, 15-108Quiz 10 (26th & 27th of July)
HW Set 11Sunday July 31HW Set 11: 16-8, 16-10, 16-21, 16-29, 16-58, 17-7, 17-15, 17-18, 17-21, 17-22Quiz 11 (1st & 2nd of August)

Additional homework

Doing additional homework problems beyond those formally assigned is a critical part of getting proficient in physics and succeeding in the course. We advise you to do 5-10 extra problems per chapter, randomly picked from the beginning to the end of the block of problems at the end of each chapter.

Pick odd-numbered problems---they have answers at the end of the hardcopy textbook and in the WileyPlus on-line textbook to check yourself, and gain confidence as you build your skills. Moreover, select problems marked "SSM" have complete, worked out solutions in the on-line textbook. We caution you to refer to these sparingly, only after you've struggled with the problem and tried to get the solution on your own first. It's easy to fool yourself into thinking you understand and will be able to recreate the steps of a problem by just following along. That simply does not work.

As a rule of thumb, you should become comfortable solving two-point problems in less than 5 min and three-point problems in less than 10 min. Remember: on the exams, you will have on average about 5 min per problem of varying degrees of difficulty.