PHY 2054 - Physics 2 - FALL 2015


DISCUSSION SECTION QUIZZES (discussion sections start the first week of classes and quizzes start September 9-10)


A quiz will be administered during many of your discussion section meetings (10 total quizzes). The quizzes for those students with MW or WF discussion sections will be on the Wednesday's shown on the schedule below. The quizzes for those students with TR discussion sections will be either on Tuesday or Thursday as shown on the schedule below. 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 on-line 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 practice 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 and be graded 0 to 5 points. 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 11, 2015.

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 15% of the overall course grade. The course grade formula (PDF) shows how your quiz points are calculated.


PHY2054 Quiz Schedule*
WeekQuizDateQuiz Problem
18/24/15-8/28/15No Quiz
28/31/15-9/4/15No Quiz
31(MW & WF) Wednesday 9/9/15
(TR) Thursday 9/10/15
Chapter 16.1-16.7
42(MW & WF) Wednesday 9/16/15
(TR) Thursday 9/17/15
Chapter 17.1-17.4
53(MW & WF) Wednesday 9/23/15
(TR) Thursday 9/24/15
Chapter 17.5-18.4
64(TR) Tuesday 9/29/15
(MW & WF) Wednesday 9/30/15
Chapter 18.4-18.10
710/5/15-10/9/15No Quiz
85(MW & WF) Wednesday 10/14/15
(TR) Thursday 10/15/15
Chapter 19.1-19.10
96(MW & WF) Wednesday 10/21/15
(TR) Thursday 10/22/15
Chapter 20.1-20.7
107(MW & WF) Wednesday 10/28/15
(TR) Thursday 10/29/15
Chapter 20.8-21.2
118(TR) Tuesday 11/3/15
(MW & WF) Wednesday 11/4/15
Chapter 21.3-21.7
1211/9/15-11/13/15No Quiz
139(MW & WF) Wednesday 11/18/15
(TR) Thursday 11/19/15
Chapter 22.1-23.5
1411/23/15-11/27/15No Quiz
1511/30/15-12/4/15No Quiz
1610(TR) Tuesday 12/8/15
(MW & WF) Wednesday 12/9/15
Chapter 24.5-25.9
*Quizzes are in the discussion sections.