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PHY 2061 (Enriched Physics 2), Fall Term 2013
Final Exam: Wednesday, December 11, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, LIT 109
Instructor: Amlan Biswas
Class hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, period 8, 3:00 pm-3:50 pm.
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, period 7, 1:55 pm - 2:55 pm. At other times you can make an appointment or look for me in my office or lab.
Textbook: The required text is David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Kenneth S. Krane, Physics, Volume 2 (5th edition, Wiley) ISBN: 0471401943.
PHY 2060; Coreq: MAC
or the equivalent
course of the enriched sequence. Electricity and magnetism, including
electrostatics, Gauss's Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace's
equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell's
equations and EM fields in matter.
obtain a thorough understanding of electrostatic interactions, magnetic
interactions and electromagnetic waves. Applications to modern
technology will be emphasized along with a historical perspective.
Grading policy:Homework based quizzes: There will be approximately seven UNGRADED homework assignments during the semester, usually assigned on Fridays. The solutions to the homework will be made available on the course website 3 to 4 days later. Nine days after the homework is assigned, there will be a short (15 minutes) in-class quiz based on that homework (usually on Mondays). There will a total of 6 such quizzes and the minimum score will be dropped. These quizzes will be worth 10% of the total grade. The problems will be multiple choice but partial credit will be given if the calculations are shown to be partially correct. See calendar for quiz dates. 1 letter sized page (both sides) will be allowed as a formula sheet.
Mid-term tests: There will be TWO MID-TERM TESTS of 110 minutes duration (8:20 pm to 10:10 pm), scheduled for September 19 and October 17. Each of these tests will be worth 30% of the total grade. Hence the mid-term tests will constitute 60% of the total grade. The mid-term tests will be based on the homeworks assigned in the previous weeks. Formula sheets from the previous quizzes will be allowed.
Make-up test: A make-up test will be given in the last week of classes (see make-up policy below). This test will replace one of the mid-terms.
Final exam: There will be a two hour, cumulative final exam. Details about the exam format will be posted here. Formula sheets from previous tests/quizzes will be allowed. The final exam will be worth 30% of the total grade.
Here is a guideline for your final letter grade: 85%-100%, some type of A; 65%-84%, some type of B; 50%-64%, some type of C; below 50, will be decided by the instructor. These numbers may be lowered, depending upon numerous factors, but will not be raised. The course grades are not curved. Link to UF grading policy.
and make up assignments/tests: Regular
attendance is expected but not enforced. In class quizzes are announced
in advance and are usually on Thursdays. Make up quizzes/exams will be
given for valid excused absences. Valid excuses are officially
sanctioned UF events, medical excuses or family emergencies.
Outside Help Services:
Center in Broward Hall (tel.
392-2010) offers a range of free
services, including individual tutoring in physics.