PHY 2054 (Physics 2 without Calculus) Spring 2018




Announcements



Apr. 26 Final exam room assignments are on the Exams page. For security reasons students must go to their assigned rooms.

Apr. 25 Final exam review will be given by Dr. Mitselmakher on Thursday, April 26.

Apr. 24 Updated preliminary scores were uploaded to e-Learning over the weekend, as mentioned in the recent announcement. The last homework (HW 13) is due tonight and HITT will finish today. As mentioned in the announcement, quiz makeups must conclude by this Friday.

Final exam materials, coverage and room assignments (rooms posted later this week) are summarized on the Exams page.


Apr.10-11 HW 11 scores were uploaded to e-Learning today. HW12 problems will be set later today.

We have an updated schedule shown on the schedule page. We want to fit in the human eye, 2 lens systems (microscope/telescope) and polarization.

HW 12 and HW 13 have been uploaded. Both due dates were shifted from Monday to Tuesday.


Apr. 8 Updated preliminary scores were uploaded to e-Learning over the weekend, as mentioned in the recent announcement. Prof. Avery will be happy to talk to students about grades after P5 today, office hours Wednesday, after P5 Thursday.

Apr. 6 Exam 2 makeup scores were uploaded today to e-Learning.

Apr. 5 Updated preliminary points will be posted this weekend updated for Exams 1-2, Quizzes 1-9, HW 1-10 and HITT through April 5.

Apr. 3 Homework 10 scores and solutions are uploaded. HW11 is now ready.

Apr. 2 The Exam 2 makeup will be given from 8:10-10:10pm on Thursday, Apr. 5 (note earlier time). Only students who have contacted us (and to whom we have given permission) are eligible. Information about location, materials, etc. is on the Exams page.

Mar. 26 Preliminary scores were uploaded to e-Learning over the weekend, as mentioned in the recent announcement. Prof. Avery will be happy to talk to students after the 5th period class on Tuesday and Thursday, in addition to office hours, as he did after Exam 1.

The schedule page has been modified slightly. We will finish Chap. 25 in two lectures and start Chap. 26 on April 5. We also plan to cover polarization at the end of Chap. 26 (just before Chap. 27), instead of at the end of Chap. 27. This will affect what problems we assign in HW11.

HW 9 grades were uploaded to e-Learning and solution was posted. HW10 is now available.


Mar. 23 The Exam 2 solution was uploaded this morning.

Mar. 22 Homework 8 scores were uploaded this morning.

Exam 2 grades, exam key and histogram were uploaded yesterday. We are still working on the full solution and expect to have it up later today.

An update to preliminary grades will be made this weekend, including exams 1-2, quizzes 1-7, HW 1-8 and HITT through today.


Mar. 20 Homework 9 was uploaded today.

Exam 2 room assignments, materials, etc. are all defined on the Exams page. Please bring scrap paper.


Mar. 7-13 Homework 8 was uploaded March 7.

Exam 2 review: There will be an Exam 2 review on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00-12:00 in NPB 1001 (phy2054 classroom).

Exam 2 information:  The coverage for Exam 2 is summarized on the Exams page. Other information such as room assignments, allowed materials, etc. are also posted there.


Feb. 26 Exam 1 makeup scores were uploaded this afternoon. All students are accounted for.

Office hours: Professor Avery will have extra office hours Tuesday (Feb. 27) from 1:30 - 3:30 for students who want to discuss their exam scores. Most discussions have been very productive.


Feb. 20 Exam 1 makeup will be given from 8:10-10:10pm on Friday, Feb. 23 (note earlier time). Only students who have contacted us are eligible.

Information about location and allowed materials is on the Exams page. Please bring scrap paper.

Homework scores and solutions were uploaded this morning. HW6 was created Feb. 19.

HITT rosters were updated and scores uploaded Feb. 19. Several students still have not registered their remote clickers, so HITT points are 0 on e-Learning. Please register your clicker this week because the registration site will not be open indefinitely.


Feb. 15 Exam 1 scores were uploaded on Feb. 13 (Tuesday). Information about the average, score distribution, exam key and full solution was sent as an announcement, with files posted to e-Learning under Files-->Exam solutions.  A score of -998 means that you didn't enter your exam code and need to do so. Please look at the Exams page to find info about the makeup exam (room TBA).

Homework 4 scores and solutions were uploaded this morning.


Feb. 14 Homework 5 was uploaded this morning.

Feb. 13 Exam 1 info: We are in the process of grading Exam 1. We hope to post grades and solutions later today.

Homework 4 is due Wednesday night. Don't forget about it.


Feb. 9 Exam 1: Prof. Mitselmakher will conduct a review for exam 1 from 10-11am Saturday morning in the PHY2054 classroom. We just received permission to use the room today.

Feb. 5 Exam 1: Room assignments are now posted on the Exams page. These assignments are mandatory.

HITT: A number of students still have no HITT assigned. If you have 0 HITT points on e-Learning it means that your remote is not registered and you will not receive credit. The registration website will be shut down later in the semester.


Feb. 1 Homework: HW2 scores and solutions were uploaded to e-Learning earlier in the week.

HITT: There are still about 30 students with 0 HITT points, meaning that your remote clicker is not registered or you do not have a clicker. Please register your clicker today because the HITT roster will be updated later today or early Friday.

Exam 1: We will post information about room assignments early next week. The coverage is based on Chapters 18, 19, 20.1-5.


Jan. 30 Homework: HW2 scores were uploaded to e-Learning this morning.

HITT: HITT points (and max possible points) were uploaded to e-Learning on Thursday and updated on Friday with the release of the latest HITT roster. If your HITT points and max points are 0 it means that your remote clicker is not registered or you do not have a clicker. Please register your clicker as discussed on the HITT page or you will not receive credit for your points.

Exam 1: We will post information about exam 1 coverage in a few days on the Exams page. Update: The coverage will include Chapters 18, 19, 20 only.


Jan. 25 Homework: We are still learning how to work within the ExpertTA framework. HW1 solutions were uploaded to e-Learning Wednesday. We are now working to define HW4 and HW5. We are currently processing HW1 scores and in a short time should to be able to process and upload HW scores to e-Learning very quickly.

Scribe needed: Several students have indicated that they would like to be able to use notes taken by a scribe. If you are interested in fulfilling that role, please leave your contact information with Prof. Mitselmakher after class today.

Email: Reminder that email should be sent only to phy2054 AT phys.ufl.edu so that both instructors see it. We do not respond to email sent through Canvas or to our personal accounts.


Jan. 11 ExpertTA registration: All students must register to ExpertTA, even if you previously had an account in Physics 1. We are uploading new students to the ExpertTA roster every day (last one was this morning), and about 50% of students have registered. Please register ASAP so that you can start looking at the homework (HW0 is not counted).

HITT registration: Register your remote clicker for the correct period as described on the HITT page. Remember that your HITT points will not count if your clicker is unregistered.

Email: Email should be sent only to phy2054 AT phys.ufl.edu so that both instructors see it. We do not respond to email sent through Canvas or to our personal accounts.

Textbook chapters uploaded: Textbook chapters 18 - 27 have each been uploaded separately to e-Learning under Files->Textbook


Jan. 9 Welcome to PHY2054! Lectures begin Tuesday, Jan. 9, in NPB 1001 (period 4/5).
  • New textbook/homework system: Our department has adopted a new textbook (OpenStax "College Physics") and a new online homework system (ExpertTA) for the 2053-2054 sequence. We are still learning how to integrate these new course elements so please let us know if you see inconsistencies.
  • ExpertTA registration: Please register for the ExpertTA online homework at the link provided on the homework page. You can register only if your name is in the ExpertTA roster we previously uploaded (we update the roster daily as new students sign up for this course).
  • HITT registration: Please register your remote on the HITT page. Once you provide your UFID and transmitter ID (6 digts on the back of your transmitter), the software will link your name to the transmitter and the points you accumulate will be assigned to your name. You can only use your HITT transmitter in one class period.
  • Students with Disabilities: Please read the material on the Overview page, particularly the part about test accommodations.
  • email should be sent only to phy2054 AT phys.ufl.edu so that both instructors see it.

Some schedule-related items

  • The class schedule shows the lecture schedule, exam dates, quiz dates and on-line homework due dates.
  • Discussion sections start Wednesday, January 10. It is important to attend the discussion section you are registered for, otherwise your quiz scores will not be counted. Quizzes are given on Tuesday or Wednesday of the week, depending on section (see schedule page).
  • The first homework assignment is due Monday, Jan. 22, by 10pm. To familiarize yourself with the HW system, make sure to exercise the trial HW0, due Tuesday Jan. 16 (not counted toward final grade). Homework due dates are shown on the schedule page
  • Quizzes begin in the discussion sections in the week of January 22. Quiz dates are shown on the schedule page
  • phy2054 lab is run as a separate course, and typically starts the second week of classes.