PHY 2054 - Physics II - Summer C 2016


Date Announcement
----- Summary of important links: Online Connect Homework schedule , Lecture Class Schedule , Previous exams, Discussion Class Quiz Schedule , H-ITT site, McGraw-Hill-Connect - NOT through Canvas, Canvas site, Follow these pdf directions to register in Connect and to access it afterwards. more to come as needed,
May 9 Lecture PowerPoint slides will be posted on Canvas in .pdf format. The calendar on Canvas will be filled out with HW and Quiz due dates and exam dates.

Register and bring your H-ITT clicker on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 for some practice questions.
May 9 The Canvas course page will be published and the online homework from Connect paired with the Canvas page. Please see the Homework page for details about how to register for the online homework and access it through Canvas.
May 9 Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing online evaluations at Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at
May 9 Lectures start Tuesday, May 10 (summer period 4, 12:30PM - 1:45PM) in New Physics Building (NPB) 1001. The class schedule shows the lecture schedule, exam dates, and online homework due dates.

Online homework and the Canvas course page will be available soon.

Discussion sections start Thursday May 12, 2016.

Quizzes begin in the discussion sections Thursday, May 19 for TR sections and Friday, May 20 for WF sections. See the Quizzes page for the entire quiz schedule.

Students with Disabilities: The University officially states: ôStudents with disabilities requesting accommodations should first register with the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565, by providing appropriate documentation. Once registered, students will receive an accommodation letter which must be presented to the instructor when requesting accommodation. Students with disabilities should follow this procedure as early as possible in the semester." In other words, students requesting classroom accommodation for disabilities must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide you with documentation that you will provide to the instructor at the beginning of the semester. Please print and fill out the Accommodated Test Request (ATR) Form, and return it to the Disability Resource Center (DCR) at least one week before the first exam. The Accommodated Testing Service (ATS) at DCR will administer all exams.
May 25 Our first exam is on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM. (1) The exam will have at most 15 multiple-choice questions, each in the same format as previous years' exams. (2) The questions could be either verbatim or an adaptation of any textbook problem (examples, practice problems, and end-of-chapter problems, possibly coinciding with the homework). (3) The questions will largely be drill-type problems: For instance, if Problem 17.91 were asked, the remarks about a DNA molecule will be minimized or altogether removed, and you would just be given 4 point charges and asked to calculate the change in energy due to bringing each pair of point charges infinitely far away from one another). (4) Difficulty level of the test's questions will be approximately equal to those questions asked on the quizzes. (5) The formula sheet may be typed or handwritten, and you may use any colored ink you like. You may also use crayons and/or colored or grey pencils. Both sides of the sheet may be used. (6) The exam will avoid the quadratic formula and linear algebra. Specifically, from Chapter 16, there will be no "solve for an unknown charge given a force and charge conservation" (requires use of the quadratic formula). From Chapter 18, there will be no 2-driven-loops-coupled problems (which require solving simultaneous equations).
May 25 Mr. Timothy Schlittenhardt frequently requires the additional capacity that Room NPB 1101 offers to hold his office hours. Office hours may be held in this alternate location.
June 23 Tim Schlittenhardt's office hours next week shall be Monday from 11 am to 1:45 pm in room 2165. This will only be for this week because the exam is on Tuesday.
June 25 Homework grades in Canvas have been "synched" with those in Connect. This means that those of you who got a 0 on Homeworks 1 and 2 due to the late penalty and not "submitting" the assignment will have a 0, instead of your quiz 1 grade. Thus, I will pick problems from Chapters 16 and 17 for two "bonus" homework assignments. The homework grade will be averaged over 10 homeworks, but you'll have 12 homeworks total. Since the final exam will emphasize (among other untested material) the material from these chapters, this also seems a convenient study-opportunity.
July 15 Tim Schlittenhardt's office hours next week shall be Monday from 12:30 PM to 2:00 pm in room 2165. This will only be for this week because the exam is on Tuesday.