## PHY3063: HONORS MODERN PHYSICS

### Academic Honesty

All UF 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."*

### Grading

During the course we will have**three**in-class examinations. There will be several in-class quizzes, and I will drop the lowest score for your final grade. Attendance at all exams and quizzes is expected.

- In-Class Exams: 50%
- Final Exam: 30%
- In-Class Quizzes: 20%

Final grades are typically assigned based on a curved score. Curving is decided at the end of the semster. In all majors, getting below a C in this course requires you re-take it. Therefore, curving is determined as follows: I look at the raw scores of the entire class. If anyone is below a 73% (ie below a C) I look at their attendance and participation during class. If they do not truly deserve to retake the course then I calculate the number of points required to get them to the 73% level. The rest of the students are curved upward by the same amount of points.

**It is very rare that a student does not pass this course.**

As the wonderful internet allows one to find a solution to any problem, homework

**will not**be collected or graded. However, questions on the quizzes and exams will be based on the homework problems.