## PHY 2053 - Physics I - SPRING 2013

### ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Announcement
5.1.13 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.
5.1.13 Final Course Grades: The final course grades have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite. Congratulations to those who did well! If you see a mistake please send E-mail to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu. I will upload the grades to the registrar on Sunday May 5.
5.1.13 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 e-Learning WEBsite.
Anand4.200.00
Mirshamsi3.790.41
Chowdhury3.750.45
Bond3.750.45
Uzakbaiuly3.730.47
Rank3.610.59
4.30.13 Final Exam Grades: The grades for the Final Exam (Exam 3) have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite. The average was 12.2 out of 20. Three students received a perfect score of 20. Congratulations to those who did well! The final course grades will be available in a few days.
4.28.13 Final Exam Answers: The correct answers for the Final Exam have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite. There was a "bug" in two versions of the "skier being towed up a slope by a towrope" problem. All three versions should have had an angle of 15 degrees. Everyone will get full credit for the problem (all versions).
4.19.13 Correct Answer H-ITT Period 3 April 18: During class in Period 3 on April 18 I marked the wrong correct answer by mistake. The correct answer was "B". I have corrected the mistake.
4.7.13 Final Exam Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Final Exam is 12:30pm-2:30pm on Saturday April 27. The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last NameRoom
A-GTUR L007
H-KTUR L005
L-MTUR L011
N-RWEIL 270
S-ZWM 100
4.7.13 Normalization of the Quiz Scores: At the end of the semester we will compute the overall average quiz score for each of the PHY2053 TA's. We will make no change to the quiz grades for those students in the classes of the TA with the highest average. We 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.
4.7.13 Cumulative Make-Up Exam: The PHY 2053 Make-Up Exam is 5:10pm-7:00pm on Wednesday April 24 in Room 1220 NPB. It is for anyone who had to miss an exam during the semester. You cannot take the make-up 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 make-up exam is similar to the final exam and you are allowed two crib sheets. If you plan to take the make-up exam please send E-mail to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu and tell me which exam you are making up.
4.7.13 Last Day of Class: In class on Tuesday April 23 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.
4.7.13 Comprehensive Review: The PHY2053 Comprehensive Review will be conducted by Professor Field on Sunday April 21 2:00pm-4:00pm in 1002 NPB. Previous exam problems will be studied in detail.
4.7.13 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 4 problems from the new material (Chapter 11.1-12.8) and it will have 8 new cumulative problems (Chapter 1.1-10.8) for a total of 20 problems as follows:
NumberSource
4Chapter 11.1-12.8
8Chapter 1.1-10.8
4.5.13 Exam 2 Grades: The grades for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite. The average was 13.5 out of 20. Fourteen students received a perfect score of 20. Congratulations to those who did well! The new estimated course grades will be available in a few days.
4.4.13 Exam 2 Answers: The correct answers for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite.
3.31.13 "Bug" in HW8 Problem 7: There was a "bug" in WebAssign Problem 7 on HW8. Everyone will get full credit for this problem. You will not see this on WebAssign, but you will see it when the grades are posted on the e-Learning Website.
3.22.13 Breakdown of Exam 2 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2053 Exam 2.
MaterialNumber of Problems
Chapter 76
Chapter 85
Chapter 95
Chapter 104
3.11.13 Exam 2 Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Exam 2 is 8:20pm-10:10pm on Wednesday April 3. If you have an exam conflict please send E-mail to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu. The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last NameRoom
A-GNPB 1001
H-ONRN 137
P-RLIT 101
S-ZLIT 109
2.22.13 Exam 1 Grades: The grades for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite. The average was 11.1 out of 20. Eight students received a perfect score of 20. Congratulations to those who did well!
2.21.13 Exam 1 Answers: The correct answers for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite.
2.11.13 Breakdown of Exam 1 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2053 Exam 1.
MaterialNumber of Problems
Chapter 23
Chapter 34
Chapter 46
Chapter 53
Chapter 64
2.11.13 Exam 1 Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Exam 1 is 8:20pm-10:10pm on Wednesday February 20. If you have an exam conflict please send E-mail to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu. The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last NameRoom
A-OCAR 100
P-ZTUR L007
1.26.13 H-ITT Raw Scores: Your H-ITT raw scores (1/17/13 - 1/24/13) have been posted on the PHY 2053 e-Learning WEBsite. There was 1 question on 1/17/13, 1 question on 1/22/13, and 1 question on 1/24/13, hence the maximum possible points is 6. If you see an error send E-mail to phy2053@phys.ufl.edu. Remember, you must register your H-ITT remote here.
1.11.13 H-ITT Practice Question on Tuesday January 15, 2013: On Tuesday January 15 you will be given an H-ITT practice question that will help you to become familiar with the system before the questions start counting for bonus points. The H-ITT questions will begin counting toward your bonus points on Thursday January 17.
1.1.13 H-ITT bonus questions begin in-class on Tuesday January 15, 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 H-ITT remote here.
1.1.13 Lecture classes start on Tuesday January 8, 2013 (period 2 & 3) in 1001 NPB. The class schedule shows the lecture material covered, exam dates, and the on-line homework problems.
1.1.13 Discussion sections start on Monday January 7, 2013.
1.1.13 Textbook and WebAssign:
The textbook for the course is McGraw-Hill, Physics (with WebAssign), Volume 1, 2nd 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 on-line homework. If you prefer you can purchase the textbook and the WebAssign on-line homework separately. The prices are as follows:
MaterialPrice
New Textbook with WebAssign
(ISBN: 9780077628239)
\$88.50 (UF Bookstore)
Used Textbook without WebAssign\$66.50 (UF Bookstore)
WebAssign On-Line Homework~\$35 (on-line at WebAssign)
1.1.13 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 Rinzler) when requesting accommodation. Then you must print out the PHY2053 Accommodated Test Request (ATR) Form for Spring 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.
1.1.13 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.
1.1.13 Quick Links: Here are some important links for PHY 2053 SPRING 2013.