PHY 2054 - Physics 2 - FALL 2015


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McGrawHillConnect ON-LINE GRADED HOMEWORK (due by 11:00pm on the dates shown below)


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The first online homework assignment is due by 11:00pm on Sunday September 6, 2015. The assigned problems and due dates are shown below. Once the due date/time has passed no further input of answers for credit will be accepted. It is your responsibility to get your homework in on time. Last minute computer/local server problems will not excuse you from this responsibility.

McGrawHillConnect Homework Problems:
  • The problems come from your textbook. However, the numbers are randomized for each student (i.e. the problems will be same as the textbook but with different numbers).
  • On HW Set 1 you will be given two attempts to do the assignment (with your best score counting) and five tries per problem. On all the other HW assignments you will be given one attempt to do the assignment and you will have five tries per problem to get the correct answer. You will not be counted off for "significant figures", however, your answer must be correct to within 5%.
  • You can save your work and come back later to complete the assignment. Once you have completed the assignment click submit. Any problems left blank will be graded as wrong!
  • Your assignment will automatically be submitted and graded "as-is" at 11:00 pm on the due date!
  • For most of the problems McGrawHillConnect will give you a "hint" after the third incorrect try and for some of the problems McGrawHillConnect will give you the solution after the assignment due date.
Do not delay in logging-on/registering on the system. Not getting your homework in because you waited to the last minute and had trouble registering will not excuse you from the resulting zero on the homework assignment. Once the due date/time has passed no further input of answers for credit will be accepted. It is your responsibility to get your homework in on time. Last minute computer/local server problems will not excuse you from this responsibility.

Your homework scores will be weighted by how well you do on the quiz that follows the homework assignment. For example, if HWn is your score on the nth homework assignment and Qn is your score on the nth quiz, then you will receive the following quiz×homework grade: (Q×HW)n = Qn × HWn/5. However, if your quiz score is 4 points or higher (out of 5 points) then you will receive full credit for the corresponding homework assignment no matter what your homework score was on that assignment (even if you did not do the homework assignment!), and full credit for the corresponding quiz×homework grade. There is no associated quiz for HW Set 10. For the Set 10 assignment, (Q×HW)10 = HW10. The assigned on-line homework problems, the due dates, and the dates of the associated quiz are shown below. The quiz×homework portion of the course will count for 10% of the overall course grade. To provide a measure of forgiveness for illnesses and possible network problems, 10% of the quiz×homework scores will be dropped in evaluating your final grade. The course grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz×homework points are calculated.


PHY2054 McGrawHillConnect On-Line Homework Schedule
AssignmentDue Date
(by 11:00pm)
MaterialAssociated Quiz (date)
HW Set 1Sunday September 6Chapter 16: 2, 6, 15, 18, 22, 24, 28, 50, 57, 62Quiz 1 (9/9-9/10)
HW Set 2Sunday September 13Chapter 17: 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 20, 33, 39, 48Quiz 2 (9/16-9/17)
HW Set 3Sunday September 20Charper 17: 54, 71, 76, 84
Charper 18: 7, 11, 12, 16, 23, 29
Quiz 3 (9/23-9/24)
HW Set 4Sunday September 27Chapter 18: 37, 40, 41, 52, 59, 69, 78, 80, 83, 89Quiz 4 (9/29-9/30)
HW Set 5Sunday October 11Chapter 19: 17, 27, 30, 41, 47, 48, 55, 68, 75, 83Quiz 5 (10/14-10/15)
HW Set 6Sunday October 18Chapter 20: 5, 8, 11, 14, 15, 21, 23, 28, 33, 37Quiz 6 (10/21-10/22)
HW Set 7Sunday October 25Chapter 20: 41, 42, 48, 56, 57, 67
Chapter 21: 2, 4, 6, 10
Quiz 7 (10/28-10/29)
HW Set 8Sunday November 1Chapter 21: 14, 17, 25, 33, 34, 56, 57, 60Quiz 8 (11/3-11/4)
HW Set 9Sunday November 15Chapter 22: 12, 19, 27, 30, 40, 48, 61
Chapter 23: 6, 18, 30
Quiz 9 (11/18-11/19)
HW Set 10Sunday November 22Chapter 23: 36, 38, 48, 51, 78
Chapter 24: 1, 2, 15, 54, 60
None: (Q×HW)10 = HW10
HW Set 11Sunday December 6Chapter 24: 33, 42, 52, 62
Chapter 25: 3, 10, 18, 27
Quiz 10 (12/8-12/9)