PHY 2054 (Physics 2 without Calculus) Spring 2014


Discussion sections start the first week of classes and quizzes start on the week of January 20.
Quizzes will be given on either Wednesday or Thursday of the specified week, depending on which section you are in.

A quiz will be administered during many of your discussion section meetings (10 total quizzes). 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 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 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 (0-5 points) so if you start the problem correctly but make an algebraic mistake in the middle of working it you will get some of the credit for the problem.

Quiz policies:

  1. If you miss a quiz for a valid, documented reason (e.g. medical note), you must let your TA know within one week of the quiz.
  2. You must take the make-up quiz within 2 weeks of your missed quiz and there will be no make-up quizzes after Apr. 23.
  3. You will be allowed to make-up a maximum of two missed quizzes.
  4. To provide a measure of forgiveness for possible missed quizzes, 10% of the quiz grades will be dropped in evaluating your final grade.

PHY2054 Quiz Schedule (Wed or Thu of specified week)
Week Quiz Week Starting Quiz material
1 Jan. 6 No Quiz
2 Jan. 13 No Quiz
3 1 Jan. 20 Chapter 16.1-17.2
4 2 Jan. 27 Chapter 17.3-17.7
5 3 Feb. 3 Chapter 17.8-18.4
6 Feb. 10 No Quiz
7 4 Feb. 17 Chapter 18.4-18.10
8 5 Feb. 24 Chapter 19.1-19.8
9 Mar. 3 Spring Break!!
10 6 Mar. 10 Chapter 20.1-20.4
11 Mar. 17 No Quiz
12 7 Mar. 24 Chapter 21.1-21.2, 22.1-22.6
13 8 Mar. 31 Chapter 22.6-22.8
14 9 Apr. 7 Chapter 23.1-23.9
15 10 Apr. 14 Chapter 24.2-24.6
16 Apr. 21 No Quiz