PHY 2054 - Physics 2 - SPRING 2016


Academic Honesty

We go to great lengths to ensure that our Physics course is administered fairly, by setting clear goals (what is needed to attain each grade) at the outset, by providing materials (lectures, homework, office hours, reviews) to help you reach those goals, and by assessing progress towards those goals using easily understood procedures (exams, quizzes, H-ITT, McGrawHillConnect). PHY2054 is not an easy course, however, a grade of B is readily achievable for any student who keeps up with the weekly homework, attends class regularly and is diligent about reading the material and doing end of chapter problems. We pledge to do the best job we can to make the material understandable and to bring out the best in every student.

Course Policy

Maintaining the integrity of the grading process demands fairness and compassion on our part and honor on your part. Accordingly, we take a very hard line on cheating in any form, including (1) providing or copying answers on exams or quizzes, (2) taking an exam or quiz for another student or (3) entering McGrawHillConnect on-line homework answers for another student. Any person caught cheating in any form will fail the entire course automatically and will be subject to Honor Court penalties. Furthermore, we expect students to not tolerate cheating of any kind and to report incidents to your instructors.


Honor Code

The Dean of Students Office website has a detailed discussion about academic honesty and the University of Florida Honor Code, which was adopted by the Student Council. The Honor Code says

We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied:

"On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."


On-Line Homework

You can go to any Instructor or TA's office hours to get help learning how to do the problems. However, it is considered cheating to have someone else give you the answers to your on-line problems or to purchase the answers to your on-line problems.


Allowed Materials for Exams

  • You must bring your GatorOne ID to the exam.
  • Cell phones and all other wireless devices must be turned off and out of sight. If such a device is seen during the exam you will receive a zero for that exam.
  • We will provide a formula sheet on the exam. This formula sheet will contain information necessary to do the problems. The formula sheet will be posted on the PHY2054 course website a week before your exam so that you can see what information will be on the exam. In addition, you may bring a single hand written formula sheet on 8 x 11 inch paper (both sides).
  • Bring pencil, eraser, sharpener, calculator (and spare batteries).