PHY 2054 - Physics 2 - FALL 2015





ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date Announcement
 12.16.15 Final Course Grades: The final course grades have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. Four students received a perfect score of 100 points out of 100. Congratulations to those who did well! If you see a mistake please send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu. I will upload the grades to the registrar this weekend.
 12.15.15 Final Exam Grades: The grades for the Final Exam have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. The initial average was 11.2 out of 20 with no students receiving a score of 20. The scores have been "renormalized" by adding 1 point to everyone's score. The new average is 12.2 out of 20 with 7 students receiving a perfect score of 20. The "renormalized" scores appear on the Sakai eLearning website. Congratulations to those who did well! The final course grades will be availible in a few days.
 12.15.15 Make-Up Exam Grades: The grades for the Make-Up Exam have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. The scores have been "renormalized" by adding 1 point to everyone's score. The "renormalized" scores appear on the Sakai eLearning website.
 12.15.15 Renormalized Quiz and Quiz×Homework Scores: The table below shows the average quiz score for each of the PHY2054 TA's. It also shows the additional points per quiz that have been added to the students of each TA to make the average quiz grades equal for all the TA's. However, if adding the additional points results in a quiz score that is greater than 5 points, then you were given the maximum of 5 points. The new renormalized quiz scores and the recalculated quiz×homework scores are now posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite.
TAQuiz AverageAdditional Points
Debnath3.440.00
Ghoreishi3.300.14
Weaver3.250.19
Hare3.180.26
Han3.070.37
 12.15.15 Updated H-ITT Scores: Your H-ITT raw scores for the semester have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. The maximum possible raw HITT points is 60. If you see an error send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
 12.13.15 Final Exam Answers: The correct answers for the Final Exam have been posted on the PHY 2054 WEBsite.
 11.21.15 Cumulative Make-Up Exam: The PHY 2054 Make-Up Exam is 5:10pm-7:05pm on Wednesday December 9 in Room NPB 1216. 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. If you plan to take the make-up exam, please send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu and tell us which exam you are making up.
 11.15.15 Final Exam Room Assignments: PHY 2054 Final Exam is 10:00am-noon on Saturday December 12. The Final Exam will include the formula sheet from Exam 1 (here), the Exam 2 formula sheet (here), and the Exam 3 formula sheet (here). The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last NameRoom
A-KNRN 137
L-RCSE A101
S-ZFLI 50
 11.14.15 Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after two exams) are up on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. Your Exam Points (max = 75) assumes that you get the average of your Exam 1 and Exam 2 grade on the Final Exam. Your Quiz Points (max = 15 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 QxHW Points (max = 10 points) include the first 8 on-line homework assignments together with the first 8 quizzes and assumes you get the same average on all your remaining QxHW scores. Your HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your HITT scores through 10/29/15 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 QxHW 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 overall Rank in the class and your raw HITT, HW, and Quiz scores are also shown. If you see a mistake with a quiz grade please contact your TA. If you see other mistakes please send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu. Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change accordingly!
 11.10.15 Breakdown of Final Exam Problems: The PHY2054 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 22-25) and it will have 6 new cumulative problems (Chapter 16-21) for a total of 20 problems as shown below.
NumberSource
4Your Exam 1
4Your Exam 2
6Chapter 22-25
6Chapter 16-21
 11.5.15 Exam 2 Grades: The grades for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. The initial average was 11.5 out of 20 with one student receiving a score of 20. The scores have been "renormalized" by adding 1 point to everyone's score (except the student that scored 20). The new average is 12.5 out of 20 with 5 students receiving a perfect score of 20. The "renormalized" scores appear on the Sakai eLearning website. Congratulations to those who did well! The new estimated course grades will be availible in a few days.
 11.4.15 Exam 2 Answers: The correct answers for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2054 WEBsite.
 10.30.15 Breakdown of Exam 2 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2054 Exam 2. Exam 2 will include both the formula sheet from Exam 1 (here) and the Exam 2 formula sheet (here).
MaterialNumber of Problems
Chapter 1910
Chapter 207
Chapter 213
 10.23.15 Exam 2 Room Assignments: PHY 2054 Exam 2 is 8:20pm-10:10pm on Tuesday November 3. If you have an exam conflict please send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu. Exam 2 will include both the formula sheet from Exam 1 (here) and the Exam 2 formula sheet (here). The room assignments are the same as Exam 1 and are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last NameRoom
A-OCAR 100
P-ZNPB 1001
 10.14.15 Updated Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after one exam) have been updated to include a few homework grades that were previously missing. If you see a mistake please send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
 10.4.15 Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after one exam) are up on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning 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 = 15 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 QxHW Points (max = 10 points) include the first 4 on-line homework assignments together with the first 4 quizzes and assumes you get the same average on all your remaining QxHW scores. Your HITT Bonus points (max = 5 points) are based on your HITT scores through 10/1/15 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 QxHW 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 overall Rank in the class and your raw HITT, HW, and Quiz scores are also shown. If you see a mistake please send E-mail to phy2054@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 make-up 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.
 10.2.15 Exam 1 Grades: The grades for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. The initial average was 11.8 out of 20 with a high score of 19. The scores have been "renormalized" by adding 1 point to everyone's score to make the high score 20 out of 20. The new average is 12.8 out of 20 with 2 students receiving a perfect score of 20. The "renormalized" scores appear on the Sakai eLearning website. Congratulations to those who did well! The first estimated course grades will be availible in a few days.
 10.1.15 Exam 1 Answers: The correct answers for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2054 WEBsite.
 9.25.15 H-ITT Raw Scores: Your H-ITT raw scores for the first five weeks have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. There were a total of 11 questions. If you responded with the correct answer you received 2 points. If you responded with the incorrect answer you received 1 point. Hence, currently the maximum possible raw HITT points is 22. If you received zero points it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your H-ITT remote code or you registered for the wrong class period. If you see an error send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
 9.22.15 Breakdown of Exam 1 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2054 Exam 1. The formula sheet which will be included on the exam is here.
MaterialNumber of Problems
Chapter 166
Chapter 176
Chapter 188
 9.22.15 Exam 1 Room Assignments: PHY 2054 Exam 1 is 8:20pm-10:10pm on Wednesday September 30. If you have an exam conflict please send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu. The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last NameRoom
A-OCAR 100
P-ZNPB 1001
 9.20.15 H-ITT Raw Scores: Your H-ITT raw scores for the first four weeks have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. There were a total of 9 questions. If you responded with the correct answer you received 2 points. If you responded with the incorrect answer you received 1 point. Hence, currently the maximum possible raw HITT points is 18. If you received zero points it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your H-ITT remote code or you registered for the wrong class period. If you see an error send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
 9.13.15 H-ITT Raw Scores: Your H-ITT raw scores for the first three weeks have been posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai e-Learning WEBsite. There were a total of 7 questions. If you responded with the correct answer you received 2 points. If you responded with the incorrect answer you received 1 point. Hence, currently the maximum possible raw HITT points is 14. If you received zero points it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your H-ITT remote code or you registered for the wrong class period. If you see an error send E-mail to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
 8.25.15 Students with Disabilities (New for Fall 2015!): Students requesting special accomodations on the in-term exams and the final exam must follow the new instructions at UF DSO. Students must initiate an accommodated testing request (ATR) for each exam to be scheduled at the DRC (i.e. Exam 1, Exam 2, Final Exam). The PHY2054 instructors will review the request via E-mail and either accept or decline the request as submitted. The ATR must be completed at least four (4) business days before the scheduled exam date. The Accommodated Testing Service (ATS) at DRC will then administer the exam.
 8.24.15 H-ITT Practice Question on Thursday August 27: On Thursday August 27 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 Tuesday September 1. Remember, you must register your H-ITT remote here.
 8.24.15 Lecture classes start on Tuesday August 25, 2015 (period 2 & 3) in 1001 NPB. The class schedule shows the lecture material covered.
 8.24.15 Discussion sections start on Monday August 24, 2015. PHY2054 consists of two lectures and two discussion sections per week.
 8.24.15 Textbook and McGrawHillConnect:
The textbook for the course is McGraw-Hill, Physics (with McGrawHillConnect), Volume 2, 2nd Edtion, by: Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson. ISBN: 9780077320638 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 a code used for the required Connect online homework. If you prefer you can purchase the textbook and the Connect online homework separately.
 8.24.15 PHY2054 and PHY2054L: Physics 2 (PHY2054) and Physics 2054 Lab (PHY2054L) are separate and independent courses. For information about the Physics 2054 Lab go to PHY2054L.
 8.24.15 Quick Links: Here are some important links for PHY 2054 FALL 2015.