Date 
Announcement 
5.3.14 
Course Grades Finalized: The PHY2053 course grades have been uploaded to the registrar.
We changed the minimum points necessary to pass the course from 60 to 57.5 to allow a few
more students to pass the course.

4.29.14 
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.

4.29.14 
Final Course Grades: The final course grades have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
Everyone received one extra point which was added to your Total Points (max = 100 points).
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 Saturday May 3rd.

4.28.14 
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 
Bond  3.78  0.00 
Rank  3.73  0.05 
Anand  3.68  0.10 
Mirshamsi  3.68  0.10 
Barquist  3.09  0.69 

4.28.14 
Final Exam Grades: The grades for the Final Exam have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 13.1 out of 20. Twenty students received a perfect score of 20.
I do not have to add any points to this exam. Great job!
The final overall course grades will be posted soon.

4.27.14 
Final Exam Answers: The correct answers
for the Final Exam have been posted on the PHY 2053 WEBsite.

4.15.14 
Last Day of Class: In class on Tuesday April 22 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.

4.15.14 
Comprehensive Review: The PHY2053 Comprehensive Review will be conducted by Professor Field on
Sunday April 20 2:00pm4:00pm in 1002 NPB. Previous exam problems will be studied in detail. The
notes will be posted on the PHY 2053 website.

4.9.14 
Final Exam Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Final Exam is 8:00pm10:00pm on Saturday April 26.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AG  CLB C130 
HR  NRN 137 
SU  FLG 280 
VZ  MAT 18 

4.9.14 
Cumulative MakeUp Exam: The PHY 2053 MakeUp Exam is 5:10pm7:00pm on Wednesday April 23 in Room 327 MAEA.
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.

4.3.14 
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 11.112.8) and it will have 8 new cumulative problems (Chapter 1.110.8)
for a total of 20 problems as follows:
Number  Source 
4  Your Exam 1 
4  Your Exam 2 
4  Chapter 11.112.8 
8  Chapter 1.110.8 

4.3.14 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after two exams) are up on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points (max = 75) assumes that you get the same grade on he Final Exam that you averaged on Exam 1
and Exam 2. Your Quiz Points (max = 25 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 HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your HITT scores through 3/27/14 and
assumes that you get the same average on all the remaining HITT questions.
Your Total Points (max = 100 points) are the sum of your Quiz Points, your Exam Points,
and your HITT 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 and Quiz 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!

4.3.14 
Exam 2 Grades: The grades for Exam 2 have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 10.1 out of 20, about the same as Exam 1. Therefore
we added 2 points to everyone's exam score. If your exam score was 18, 19, or 20
then you received a perfect score of 20. The new average is now 12.1 with eight students scoring 20 out of 20.
The posted grades include the added 2 points. Congratulations to those who did well! The new estimated
course grades will be available in a few days.

4.2.14 
Exam 2 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2053 WEBsite.

3.16.14 
Breakdown of Exam 2 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2053 Exam 2.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 7  6 
Chapter 8  5 
Chapter 9  5 
Chapter 10  4 

3.6.14 
Exam 2 Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Exam 2 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Tuesday April 1. 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 
AG  CLB C130 
HO  WEIM 1064 
PZ  MCCC 100 

2.25.14 
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 25 points for your overall quiz grade, then you will only get the full 25 points.

2.23.14 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after one exam) are up on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
Your Exam Points (max = 75) assumes that you get the same grade on Exam 2 and
the Final Exam that you received on Exam 1. Your Quiz Points (max = 25 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 HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your HITT scores through 2/20/14 and
assumes that you get the same average on all the remaining HITT questions.
Your Total Points (max = 100 points) are the sum of your Quiz Points, your Exam Points,
and your HITT 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 and Quiz 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.

2.22.14 
Exam 1 Grades: The grades for Exam 1 have been posted on the
PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
The average was 9.7 out of 20. We did not intend for the average to be so low! Therefore
we added 2 points to everyone's exam score. If your exam score was 18, 19, or 20
then you received a perfect score of 20. The new average is now 11.7. The posted grades include
the added 2 points. Congratulations to those who did well!

2.21.14 
Exam 1 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2053 WEBsite.

2.16.14 
Breakdown of Exam 1 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2053 Exam 1.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 2  4 
Chapter 3  4 
Chapter 4  4 
Chapter 5  4 
Chapter 6  4 

2.8.14 
Exam 1 Room Assignments: PHY 2053 Exam 1 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Thursday February 20. 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 
AG  NRN 137 
HO  TUR L007 
PZ  CLB C130 

2.8.14 
HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores through Thursday February 6 have been
posted on the PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
There have been 8 questions and hence the maximum possible points is 16. 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.

1.31.14 
HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores through Thursday January 30 have been
posted on the PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
There have been 6 questions and hence the maximum possible points is 12. 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.

1.26.14 
HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores through Thursday January 23 have been
posted on the PHY 2053 eLearning WEBsite.
There have been 4 questions and hence the maximum possible points is 8. 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.

1.18.14 
HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores from Tuesday January 14 and Thursday January 16 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.

1.18.14 
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.

1.1.14 
HITT Practice Question on Thursday January 9: On Thursday January 9 you will be given an 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 January 14.
Remember, you must register your HITT remote
here.

1.1.14 
Lecture classes start on Tuesday January 7, 2014 (period 2 & 3) in 1001 NPB.
The class schedule shows the lecture material covered, exam
dates, and the online practice homework problems.

1.1.14 
Discussion sections start on Monday January 6, 2014.

1.1.14 
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
WebAssign online practice 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)  $102.50 (UF Bookstore) 
Used Textbook without WebAssign  $77.00(UF Bookstore) 
WebAssign OnLine Homework  ~$40 (online at
WebAssign) 

1.1.14 
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 Qiu) when requesting accommodation.
Then you must print out the PHY2053 Accommodated Test Request (ATR) Form for Spring 2014
(click here for the form).
This form must be filled out by the student and returned to the Disability Reseource Center (DRC) at least
one week before the first exam. The Accommodated Testing Service (ATS) at DRC
will then administer all the exams.

1.1.14 
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.

1.1.14 
Quick Links: Here are some important links for PHY 2053 SPRING 2014.
