PHY 2061 (Enriched Physics 2), Spring Term 2014
Class hours: Tuesday, Thursday Periods 2 & 3, 8:30am-10:25pm in NPB 1002.
Textbook: The required text is David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Kenneth S. Krane, Physics, Volume 2 (5th edition, Wiley) ISBN: 0471401943.
Prereq: PHY 2060
Course Description: This is the second course of the enriched sequence. The objective of the course is to obtain a thorough understanding of electricity and magnetism. Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss's Law, potentials, vector analysis, Laplace's equation, conductors and insulators, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell's equations and Electromagnetic fields in matter. Applications to modern technology will be emphasized along with a historical perspective.
e-Learning: The majority of material and announcements for this course will be posted at the e-Learning website. This includes the syllabus, an up-to-date calendar, lecture list and homework assignments. You can log directly into this course by going to the following url: https://elearning2.courses.ufl.edu/portal/site/UFL-PHY2061-33422-12014
Grade Calculation: The final course grade will be determined as follows:
Grading Scale: The letter grading scale is roughly determined as follows:
The final letter grade ranges will be determined early in the semester. The course grades are not curved (i.e. your letter grade only depends on your total score). Link to UF grading policy.
Attendance and make up assignments/tests: Regular attendance is expected and strongly encouraged, but is not enforced. The schedule for in-class quizzes and exams will be announced well in advance of the event. Missing a quiz or an exam will automatically result in a score of 0 for that item. Make up quizzes/exams will be given for valid excused absences. Valid excuses are officially sanctioned UF events, medical excuses or family emergencies. If you are aware of a valid conflict with an upcoming quiz/exam you are strongly encouraged to inform the instructor and make the makeup arrangements as early as possible.
Outside Help Services: The Teaching Center in Broward Hall (tel. 392-2010) offers a range of free services, including individual tutoring in physics.
Accommodations: Students requesting classroom accommodations must first register with the Disabilities Resources Program, located in the Dean of Students Office, P202 Peabody Hall. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student, who must then deliver this documentation to the instructor when requesting accommodations.
Academic Honesty: All University of Florida students are required to abide by the University's Academic Honesty Guidelines and by the Honor Code, which reads as follows: We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment." Cheating, plagiarism, or other violations of the Academic Honesty Guidelines will not be tolerated and will be pursued through the University's adjudication procedures.