Date 
Announcement 
4.27.16 
Final Course Grades: The final course grades have been posted on the
PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
Six students received a perfect score of 100 points out of 100; 27% of the class received an "A" or "A" grade;
58% of the class received a "B" grade or higher, and
91% of the class received a "C" grade or higher.
Congratulations to those who did well! If you see a mistake please send Email
to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
I will upload the grades to the registrar this weekend.

4.27.16 
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
eLearning WEBsite.
TA  Quiz Average  Additional Points 
Bruce  4.00  0.00 
Nartowt  3.68  0.32 
Billman  3.64  0.36 
Rank  3.58  0.42 
Debnath  3.57  0.43 
Hare  3.39  0.61 
Weaver  3.26  0.74 
Han  3.17  0.83 

4.26.16 
Final Exam Grades: The grades for the Final Exam have been posted on the
PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
The initial average was 10.1 out of 20 with one student receiving a perfect score of 20. The scores have been "renormalized" by
adding 2 points to everyone's score. The new average is 12.1 out of 20 with 18 students receiving
a perfect score of 20. The Makeup Exam scores have also been "renormalized" by
adding 2 points to everyone's score. The "renormalized" Final Exam and Makeup Exam scores appear on the Sakai eLearning website.
Congratulations to those who did well! The final course grades will be availible in a few days.

4.24.16 
Final Exam Answers: The correct answers
for the Final Exam have been posted on the PHY 2054 WEBsite.

4.7.16 
Cumulative MakeUp Exam: The PHY 2054 MakeUp Exam is 5:10pm7:05pm on Wednesday April 20 in Room MAEA 303.
It is for anyone who had to miss an exam during the semester. You cannot take the makeup 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 makeup exam
is similar to the final exam. The MakeUp Exam will include 3 formula sheets:
Exam 1 Formula Sheet,
Exam 2 Formula Sheet,
and the Exam 3 Formula Sheet. In addition,
you can bring 1 cribsheet.
If you plan to take the makeup exam and you have not already done so, please send Email to
phy2054@phys.ufl.edu and tell us which exam you are making up.

4.7.16 
Final Exam Room Assignments: The PHY 2054 Final Exam is 10:00amNoon on Saturday April 23.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AF  NPB 1001 
GM  NRN 137 
NS  CLB C130 
TZ  FLI 50 

3.26.16 
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 2225) and it will have 6 new cumulative problems (Chapter 1621)
for a total of 20 problems as shown below. The Final Exam will include 3 formula sheets:
Exam 1 Formula Sheet,
Exam 2 Formula Sheet,
and the Exam 3 Formula Sheet. In addition,
you can bring 1 cribsheet.
Number  Source 
4  Your Exam 1 
4  Your Exam 2 
6  Chapter 2225 
6  Chapter 1621 

3.26.16 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after two exams) are up on the
PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning 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 7 quizzes and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining quizzes that you have for the first 7 quizzes.
Your QxHW Points (max = 10 points) include the first 7 online homework assignments together with the first 7 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 3/17/16 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 Email to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
Remember this is only an estimate, if your performance level changes your grade will change accordingly!

3.25.16 
Exam 2 Grades: The grades for Exam 2 have been posted on the
PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
The initial average was 11.9 out of 20 with 19 as the highest grade. The scores have been "renormalized" by adding 1 point
to everyone's score. The new average is 12.9 out of 20 with 4 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 (after two exams) will be availible in a few days.

3.24.16 
Exam 2 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 2 have been posted on the PHY 2054 WEBsite.

3.23.16 
HITT Question Mistake: I made a mistake on the HITT question on Tuesday March 22. The period 4
answer was correct, but the period 5 answer was wrong. The correct answer is 15k_{B}I^{2}.
Everyone in both sections will get full credit for the question.

3.10.16 
Breakdown of Exam 2 Problems: Here is a rough breakdown of the 20 problems on the PHY2054 Exam 2.
The formula sheet which will be included on the exam is here.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 19  7 
Chapter 20  8 
Chapter 21  5 

3.10.16 
Exam 2 Room Assignments: PHY 2054 Exam 2 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Wednesday March 23. If you have an
exam conflict please send Email to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AC  PUGH 170 
DG  FLI 50 
HL  WM 100 
MO  WEIL 270 
PSc  LIT 101 
SdV  LIT 109 
WZ  MCCA G186 

2.13.16 
Estimated Course Grades: The estimated course grades (after one exam) are up on the
PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning 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 3 quizzes and
assumes that you get the same average on all your remaining quizzes that you have for the first 3 quizzes.
Your QxHW Points (max = 10 points) include the first 3 online homework assignments together with the first 3 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 2/11/16 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 Email to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu. Currently
15.3% of the class has an "A" grade, 48.5% of the class has a "B" grade or higher, and
81.6% of the class has a "C" grade or higher.
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 makeup 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.

2.11.16 
Exam 1 Grades: The grades for Exam 1 have been posted on the
PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
The initial average was 9.6 out of 20 with one student receiving a score of 20. The scores have been "renormalized" by adding 3 points
to everyone's score. If this resulted in more than 20 points, you were given a perfect score of 20. The new average is 12.6 out of 20 with 6 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.

2.10.16 
Exam 1 Answers: The correct answers
for Exam 1 have been posted on the PHY 2054 WEBsite.

2.5.16 
Exam 1 Study Suggestions: We suggest that to prepare for Exam 1 you study the following:
 The example problems done in class.
 Previous exams. Especially Fall 2015.
 The assigned homework problems.
 If this is not sufficient, study random problems from the textbook.

2.5.16 
Updated HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores have been updated to include the scores through 2/4/2016 and
posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
There were a total of 14 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 28.
If you received zero points it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your HITT remote code or
you registered for the wrong class period or you registered after February 2, 2016.
If you see an error send Email to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
The HITT scores will be updated again after Exam 1 when the first estimated course grades are posted.

1.30.16 
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.
Material  Number of Problems 
Chapter 16  5 
Chapter 17  8 
Chapter 18  7 

1.30.16 
Exam 1 Room Assignments: PHY 2054 Exam 1 is 8:20pm10:10pm on Tuesday February 9. If you have an
exam conflict please send Email to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
Last Name  Room 
AL  CAR 100 
MR  NPB 1001 
SZ  TUR L007 

1.26.16 
Updated HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores for the two weeks have been
posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
There were a total of 6 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 12.
If you received zero points it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your HITT remote code or
you registered for the wrong class period or you registered after January 25, 2016.
If you see an error send Email to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
The HITT scores will be updated again in 1 week.

1.15.16 
HITT Raw Scores: Your HITT raw scores for the first week have been
posted on the PHY 2054 Sakai eLearning WEBsite.
There were a total of 2 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 4.
If you received zero points it means you did not answer any of the questions or that you have not yet registered your HITT remote code or
you registered for the wrong class period or you registered after January 13, 2016.
If you see an error send Email to phy2054@phys.ufl.edu.
The HITT scores will be updated again in 1 week.

1.1.16 
Students with Disabilities: Students requesting special accomodations
on the interm exams and the final exam must follow the 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 Email 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.

1.1.16 
HITT Practice Question on Thursday January 7: On Thursday January 7 you will be given an HITT
practice question that will help you to become familiar with the system before the
questions start counting for bonus points. The HITT questions will begin counting toward your bonus points on
Tuesday January 12.
Remember, you must register your HITT remote
here.

1.1.16 
Lecture classes start on Tuesday January 5, 2016 (period 4 & 5) in 1001 NPB.
The class schedule shows the lecture material covered.

1.1.16 
Discussion sections start on Tuesday January 5, 2016. PHY2054 consists of two lectures and
two discussion sections per week.

1.1.16 
Textbook and McGrawHillConnect:
The textbook for the course is McGrawHill, Physics (with McGrawHillConnect),
Volume 2, 3^{rd} Edtion, by: Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson.
ISBN: 9781259629525. Note that this ISBN number is unique to the University of Florida
and is sold only at local bookstores. It includes onesemester access for the
Connect online homework with Ebook/Learnsmart. It does not include any printed copy of the textbook.
If you prefer you can purchase the textbook and the Connect online homework separately.

1.1.16 
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.

1.1.16 
Quick Links: Here are some important links for PHY 2054 SPRING 2016.
