Date 
Announcement 
12.12.13 
No Rounding Up: I am sorry but as stated in the syllabus there is
no rounding up of the course grades. I must go with the numbers as they stand.

12.12.13 
Final Course Grades: The final course grades have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
Congratulations to those who did well! If you see a mistake please send Email
to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu.
I will upload the grades to the registrar on Sunday December 15.

12.12.13 
Additional Quiz Points (Qadd): The table below shows the average quiz score for
each of the PHY2053 TA's. It also shows the additional points per quiz that will
be added to the students of each TA to make the average quiz grades equal for all the TA's.
Your total additional quiz points, Qadd, is equal to the additional points per quiz times
the number of quizzes you took from that TA and is shown on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
TA  Quiz Average  Additional Points 
Majewski  4.18  0.00 
Anand  4.18  0.00 
Padgett  3.96  0.22 
Rank  3.87  0.31 
Bond  3.74  0.44 
Barquist  3.65  0.53 
Mirshamsi  3.48  0.70 
Quintero  3.18  1.00 

12.12.13 
Final Exam Grades: The grades for Final Exam have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 10.1 out of 20. Five students received a perfect score of 20. Congratulations to those who did well!
The final overall course grades will be posted soon.

12.8.13 
Final Exam Answers: The correct answers
for the Final Exam have been posted on the PHY 2053 WEBsite. The Final Exam scores will be posted in a few days.

11.26.13 
Last Day of Class: In class on Tuesday December 3 we will discuss the organization of the course and you will be asked
4 HITT questions about the course. If you come to class and answer the 4 questions you will
get 8 extra HITT points which should increase your overall HITT bonus points for the course. However, the maximum HITT bonus points
is still 5 points.

11.26.13 
Comprehensive Review: The PHY2053 Comprehensive Review will be conducted by Professor Furic on
Sunday December 1 2:00pm4:00pm in 1002 NPB. Previous exam problems will be studied in detail.

11.20.13 
Final Exam Room Assignments: The PHY 2053 Final Exam is 12:30pm2:30pm on Saturday December 7.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AE  CLB C130 
FK  MCCC 100 
LO  FLI 50 
PR  WEIL 270 
ST  LIT 101 
UZ  LIT 109 

11.20.13 
Cumulative MakeUp Exam: The PHY 2053 MakeUp Exam is 5:10pm7:00pm on Wednesday December 4 in Room 1216 NPB.
It is for anyone who had to miss an exam during the semester. You cannot take the makeup exam to improve a grade on a previous
exam. You have to have missed an exam with a valid reason. The breakdown of the questions on the cumulative makeup exam
is similar to the final exam and you are allowed two crib sheets.
If you plan to take the makeup exam please send Email to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu
and tell me which exam you are making up.

11.9.13 
Breakdown of Final Exam Problems: The PHY2053 Final Exam will have 4 problems
from your Exam 1 (changed slightly but same concept) and 4 problems from your Exam 2
(changed slightly but same concept). The answers to these problems may not be the exact same formula,
but if you understand how to do your Exam 1 and Exam 2 problems you will be able to do these problems.
The final exam will also have 6 problems from the new material
(Chapter 10.512.8) and it will have 6 new cumulative problems (Chapter 1.110.4)
for a total of 20 problems as follows:
Number  Source 
4  Your Exam 1 
4  Your Exam 2 
6  Chapter 10.512.8 
6  Chapter 1.110.4 

11.9.13 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after two exams) are up on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points (max = 60) assumes that you get the same grade on the Final Exam that you
averaged on Exam 1 plus Exam 2. Your Quiz Points (max = 20 points) include the first 8 quizzes and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining quizzes that you have for the first 8 quizzes.
Your WebAssign HW Points (max = 20 points) includes the first 9 assignments and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining homework assignments that you have for the first 9 assignments.
Your HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your HITT scores through 10/31/13 and
assumes that you get the same average on all the remaining HITT questions.
Your Sakai Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your first 4 Sakai homework assignments and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining Sakai homework assignments.
Your Total Points (max = 100 points) are the sum of your Quiz Points, your HW Points, your Exam Points,
your HITT Bonus points, and your Sakai Bonus points. If you have greater than 100 points, you were given the maximum of 100 points.
The grades are calculated according to the grade formula.
Your raw HITT, Sakai, Quiz, and WebAssign homework scores are also shown.
If you see a mistake please send Email to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu.
Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change accordingly!

11.8.13 
Exam 2 Grades: The grades for Exam 2 have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 9.6 out of 20 with a high grade of 18. The exam was too difficult!
I added 2 points to everyone's score. The new average is 11.6 out of 20 with a high grade of 20.
The posted grades include the added 2 points. Congratulations to those who did well!

11.7.13 
Exam 2 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2053 WEBsite.

10.27.13 
Breakdown of Exam 2 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2053 Exam 2.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 6  2 
Chapter 7  5 
Chapter 8  6 
Chapter 9  6 
Chapter 10  1 

10.23.13 
Exam 2 Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Exam 2 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Wednesday November 6. If you have an
exam conflict please send Email to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AE  NPB 1001 
FL  NRN 137 
MR  WEIM 1064 
SZ  MCCC 100 

10.10.13 
No HITT on Tuesday October 15: There will be no HITT question in class on Tuesday October 15.

10.10.13 
Exam 1 PrintOut: The Exam 1 printouts were handed back in class today. If you did not pickup your Exam 1,
you can pick it up in the PHY2053 filing cabnet in room 1230 NPB.

10.10.13 
Normalization of the Quiz Scores: At the end of the semester I will compute the overall average quiz score for each of the PHY2053 TA's.
I will make no change to the quiz grades for those students in the classes of the TA with the highest average. I 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 20 points for your overall quiz grade, then you will only get the full 20 points.

10.5.13 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after one exam) are up on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points (max = 60) assumes that you get the same grade on Exam 2 and
the Final Exam that you received on Exam 1. Your Quiz Points (max = 20 points) include the first 4 quizzes and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining quizzes that you have for the first 4 quizzes.
Your WebAssign HW Points (max = 20 points) includes the first 5 assignments and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining homework assignments that you have for the first 5 assignments.
Your HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your HITT scores through 9/26/13 and
assumes that you get the same average on all the remaining HITT questions.
Your Sakai Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your first 4 Sakai homework assignments and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining Sakai homework assignments.
Your Total Points (max = 100 points) are the sum of your Quiz Points, your HW Points, your Exam Points,
your HITT Bonus points, and your Sakai Bonus points. If you have greater than 100 points, you were given the maximum of 100 points.
The grades are calculated according to the grade formula.
Your raw HITT, Sakai, Quiz, and WebAssign homework scores are also shown.
If you see a mistake please send Email to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu.
Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change accordingly!
If you did not take Exam 1 then you temporarily received a zero for Exam 1.
The zero will be replaced by your score on the cumulative makeup exam. Hence, your estimated course grade is not accurate at this time.
When you take Exam 2 your estimated course grade will become more accurate.

10.4.13 
Exam 1 Grades: The grades for Exam 1 have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 11.8 out of 20. Six students received a perfect score of 20. Congratulations to those who did well!

10.4.13 
Exam 1 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2053 WEBsite.

10.3.13 
"Busted" Problem on Exam 1: I made a mistake with one of the problems on Exam 1
(sliding block pulled at angle theta). I did not give enough information to solve this problem.
This problem will be marked correct for everyone no matter how you responded.

9.30.13 
Breakdown of Exam 1 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2053 Exam 1.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 1  1 
Chapter 2  5 
Chapter 3  3 
Chapter 4  6 
Chapter 5  3 
Chapter 6  2 

9.27.13 
No HITT on Tuesday October 1: There will be no HITT question in class on Tuesday October 1.
As a review for Exam 1, I will work selected problems from previous exams.

9.12.13 
Exam 1 Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Exam 1 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Wednesday October 2. If you have an
exam conflict please send Email to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AK  CAR 100 
LR  NPB 1001 
SZ  TUR L007 

9.9.13 
HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores from Tuesday September 3 have been
posted on the PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
There were 2 questions and hence the maximum possible points is 4. If you received zero points
it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your HITT remote code.
If you see an error send Email to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu.

9.5.13 
HITT Registration: Many students have not yet registered their HITT remote code or
their SoftClick remote code.
Every student must register their remote code
here in order to recieve HITT bonus points.

9.5.13 
New Quick Links: Three new links have been added to the Quick Links (below).
You can access the lecture notes,
the previous exams,
and the correct answers to your exams from these links.

8.29.13 
WebAssign Access: I just updated the WebAssign roster with the last batch of students
that registered late. If you have had a problem logging into WebAssign, please try again.

8.28.13 
HITT Practice Question on Thursday August 29: On Thursday August 29 you will be given
another HITT practice question that will help you to become familiar with the system before the
questions start counting for bonus points.
The HITT questions will begin counting toward your bonus points on Tuesday September 3.

8.27.13 
Sakaii Bonus Homework Problems: The first Sakai HW bonus problems are up on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite. The first assignment
is due at 12:05am on Monday September 2. Instructions on how to work the problems are
here.

8.22.13 
HITT bonus questions begin inclass on Thursday August 29, 2013, 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.
Remember, you must register your HITT remote
here.

8.22.13 
Lecture classes start on Thursday August 22, 2013 (period 4 & 5) in 1001 NPB.
The class schedule shows the lecture material covered, exam
dates, and the online homework problems.

8.22.13 
Discussion sections start on Wednesday August 21, 2013.

8.22.13 
Textbook and WebAssign:
The textbook for the course is McGrawHill, Physics (with WebAssign),
Volume 1, 2^{nd} Edtion, by: Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson.
ISBN: 9780077628239. Note that this ISBN number is unique to the University of Florida and is sold
only at local bookstores. It includes both the textbook and the code used for the required
WebAssign online homework. If you prefer you can purchase the textbook and the
WebAssign online homework separately. The prices are as follows:
Material  Price 
New Textbook with WebAssign (ISBN: 9780077628239)  $97.50 (UF Bookstore) 
Used Textbook without WebAssign  $73.25 (UF Bookstore) 
WebAssign OnLine Homework  ~$35 (online at
WebAssign) 

8.22.13 
Students with Disabilities: Students requesting classroom accommodation for disabilities must
first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation
to the student who must then provide this documentation to the instructor (Field or Furic) when requesting accommodation.
Then you must print out the PHY2053 Accommodated Test Request (ATR) Form for Fall 2013
(click here for the form).
This form must be filled out by the student and returned to the Disability Reseource Center (DCR) at least
one week before the first exam. The Accommodated Testing Service (ATS) at DCR
will then administer all the exams.

8.22.13 
PHY2053 and PHY2053L: Physics 1 (PHY2053) and Physics 1 Lab (PHY2053L) are separate and independent courses. For information
about the Physics 1 Lab go to PHY2053L.

8.22.13 
Quick Links: Here are some important links for PHY 2053 FALL 2013.
