PHY 2049 - Physics 2 with Calculus - Summer 2015

Grading policy

Overall Course Grade: Your course letter grade will be based on a point system shown in the table below. The advantage of fixed point system is that you are not competing with other students to “get ahead of the curve.” Everyone who works hard can do well in the class. The overall grade is based on 100 course points. The in-term exams and the final exam will be equally weighted and count for 75 course points. Discussion section quiz scores will count for 20 points and homework scores are worth 5 points. Your H-ITT bonus points will be added to your overall course grade (maximum 100 points). Your overall course score will be calculated to 3 decimals and there is no final rounding.

Grading Procedure
Assignment Max Course Points
Exam 1 18.75
Exam 2 18.75
Exam 3 18.75
Final Exam 18.75
Quizzes* 20
Homework* 5
Total Points 100
HITT Bonus** 5
*10% will be dropped.
**Optional bonus points. 20% will be dropped
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

The formula that will be used to calculate your overall course grade can be found here: PHY2049 Overall Grade Formula.

How to succeed in this course: (1) 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. (2) Read the assigned chapters before coming to lecture. The importance of this cannot be overemphasized. (3) 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. These will be posted on the course website, once they are established. (4) Keep up on a regular basis; cramming doesn’t work for learning physics.

Honor Code: The UF Honor Code applies to all aspects of this course. It is required that you report any possible infractions to your instructor immediately. Honor Code