PHY 2054 - Physics II - Summer C 2013

DISCUSSION SECTION QUIZZES (discussion sections start on Thursday of the first week of classes and quizzes start on Thursday, May 23, 2013)

A quiz will be administered during many of your discussion section meetings (8 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. You will be allowed to make-up a maximum of two 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 August 7th. Please make sure you have discussed  any issue with the quizzes with your TA.

To provide a measure of forgiveness for possible missed quizzes, 10% of the quiz grades will be dropped in evaluating your final grade.
Note that we normalize quiz grades so that all TAs have approximately the same quiz average. Thus quiz grades in some sections are adjusted upwards and those in other sections are adjusted downwards to maintain fairness across all the sections.

Quizzes will be given on either Thursday or Friday of the specified week, depending on which section you are in.

PHY2054 Quiz Schedule (Thu or Fri of specified week)
Week Quiz Week Starting Quiz material
May 13
No Quiz
2 1
May 20
Chap. 16
3 2 May 27
Chap. 17
June 3
No Quiz
5 3 June 10
Chap. 18
6 4
June 17
Chap. 19
7 June 24
Summer Break
8 5 July 1
Quiz Tue/Wed
Chap. 20
July 8
No Quiz
10 6 July 15
Chap. 22
11 7
July 22
Chap. 23
12 8 July 29
Chap. 24