PHY 2053 - Physics I - FALL 2013

DISCUSSION SECTION QUIZZES (discussion sections start the first week of classes and quizzes start on Wednesday and Thursday September 4-5, 2013)

A quiz will be administered during many of your Wednesday or Thursday discussion section meetings (10 total quizzes). The MW and WF discussion sections will have their quizzes on Wednesday. The TR discussion sections will have their quizzes on Thursday. 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 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 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 (0-5 points) so 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 December 4, 2013.

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 a maximum of 20 points (out of 100) toward your overall course grade. The overall grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz points are calculated.

PHY2053 Quiz Schedule*
WeekQuizDateQuiz Problem
18/21/13-8/33/13No Quiz
28/28/13-8/29/13No Quiz
319/4/13-9/5/13Chapter 1.1-2.6
429/11/13-9/12/13Chapter 3.1-3.6
539/18/13-9/19/13Chapter 4.1-4.7
649/25/13-9/26/13Chapter 4.8-5.3
710/2/13-10/3/13No Quiz
8510/9/13-10/10/13Chapter 5.4-6.4
9610/16/13-10/17/13Chapter 6.5-7.8
10710/23/13-10/24/13Chapter 8.1-8.6
11810/30/13-10/31/13Chapter 8.7-9.6
1211/6/13-11/7/13No Quiz
13911/13/13-11/14/13Chapter 9.7-10.4
141011/20/13-11/21/13Chapter 10.5-11.8
1511/27/13-11/28/13No Quiz
1612/4/13-12/5/13No Quiz
*Quizzes are on Wednesday or Thursday.