PHY 2049 - Physics 2 with Calculus - Spring 2018


Announcements




April 22

Final exam room assignments: The final exam will be held between 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm on Tuesday, May 1. The room assignments for this exam are as follows (first letter or first two letters of your last name):
  • A – Bf: FLG 220 (Florida Gymnasium)
  • Bg – C: FLG 230 (Florida Gymnasium)
  • D – G: LIT 101 (Little Hall)
  • H – K: WEIL 270 (Weil Hall)
  • L – M: WM 100 (Williamson Hall)
  • N – P: TUR L011 (Turlington)
  • R – Z: CLB C130 (Chemistry Laboratory)
We have seven rooms and many of them will be filled at capacity. Therefore it is mandatory that you come to the assigned room.

Material you must bring, and you are allowed to bring, is listed on the "Exam and Quiz Policy" page accessible from the menu bar on the left.

April 17

Homework 12 deadline has been extended by one day, to 10:00 pm April 18, because WileyPLUS service was interrupted this afternoon. Although the company says that the issue that made homework assignments unaccessible was resolved at 6:25 pm, we have decided to be on a safe side.

April 10

Makeup Exam 2 scores are posted in e-Learning.

April 3

Make-Up for Exam 2: The make-up will be given on Thursday, April 5, 8:20 pm – 10:10 pm in New Physics Building room 1011 (across from vending machines.) Only students who have requested a make-up and have been allowed are eligible.

March 31

Exam 2 solutions are posted in e-Learning, in the "Exams" folder under "Files".

March 30

Exam 2 scores, answer keys: Exam 2 scores are posted in e-Learning, and the master exam is posted in the "Exams" folder under "Files" in e-Learning to serve as answer keys.

March 29

Grade-prediction spreadsheet is posted in e-Learning. The spreadsheet allows you to predict your final grade for the course under different scenarios: a simple extrapolation, best case, worst case, etc. To download it, click on "Files" in the e-Learning menu, and look for the Excel file entitled "PHY2049GradePredictor_S2018.xlsx".

March 16

Exam 2 room assignments: Exam 2 is between 8:20 pm – 10:10 pm on Wednesday, March 28. The room assignments are identical to Exam 1 room assignments and still based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
  • A – E: New Physics Bldg 1001
  • F – L: Norman 137
  • M – Z: Carleton 100
For security reasons, you must come to the room to which you are assigned.

Material you must bring, and you are allowed to bring, is listed on the "Exam and Quiz Policy" page accessible from the menu bar on the left.

March 16

Exam 2 review: Monday, March 26, 6:15 pm - 8:10 pm, FAB (Fine Arts B) 0105. We will go through a set of problems and discuss how to approach and solve them.

March 2

Makeup Exam 1 scores are posted in e-Learning.

February 21

Exam 1 makeup will be on Friday, February 23, 8:20 pm – 10:10 pm in New Physics Bldg. room 1011 (across from vending machines.) Only students who have requested and have been allowed are eligible.

Exam 1 solutions are posted in e-Learning, in the "Exams" folder under "Files".

February 20

Exam 1 scores, answer keys: Exam 1 scores are posted in e-Learning. Everybody was given credit for questions 1 - 3 and questions 40 - 42 in the master exam. The master exam is posted in the "Exams" folder under "Files" in e-Learning to serve as answer keys.

February 13

DRC testing: If you have requested accommodated testing at the DRC and your request has not yet been approved, the reason is that you have not sent us the accommodation letter you must have received earlier from the DRC. Without the letter, we are not allowed to approve your request. The time is running out. Unless you send us the letter from the DRC by 5:00 pm Wednesday, February 14, you will by default have to take the exam at a regular location at a regular time, 8:20 pm - 10:10 pm.

February 11

Exam 1 review: Tuesday, February 13, 6:15 pm - 8:10 pm, Little Hall (Math Dept) 109. The first half of the review will be a short summary of subjects, followed by example problems chosen by the instructor. In the second half, he will show how to do problems chosen by students from past exams, the textbook, HITT quizzes, and other sources. Come to the review with questions and a list of problems you would like to be discussed.

February 9

Exam 1 room assignments: Exam 1 is between 8:20 pm – 10:10 pm on Friday, February 16. The room assignments are based on the first letter of your last name as follows:
  • A – E: New Physics Bldg 1001
  • F – L: Norman 137
  • M – Z: Carleton 100
For security reasons, you must come to the room to which you are assigned.

Material you must bring, and you are allowed to bring, is listed on the "Exam and Quiz Policy" page accessible from the menu bar on the left.

January 21

Prof. Takano's office hours: Prof. Takano will be away during the week of Jan. 22 and on Monday, Jan. 29, so his M6 and F6 office hours that week and on Jan. 29 are canceled. To make up, he will hold office hours on Monday, Jan. 30, periods 6–8.

January 10

Lecture slides are posted in e-Learning under "Files," not under "Modules."

January 2

Welcome to PHY2049! Studying physics is rewarding. We hope you will enjoy the course.

This opening web page will have all current announcements. Please make sure to bookmark it and check it periodically, especially if you happen to miss a lecture. No announcements will be made via Canvas. The collection of the links in the left bar constitutes the syllabus for the course.

Here are a few upcoming important events and deadlines:
  • HOMEWORK: The trial homework assignment, dubbed Homework 0, is due on Tuesday, January 16, 10:00 PM.This homework is only meant to familiarize you with the WileyPlus system and will not be counted towards your final grade. To access the WileyPlus system click the "Register: WileyPlus" link in the menu and follow instructions there. The first real homework, Homework 1, is due on Tuesday, January 23, 10:00 PM.

  • Register your HITT remote: During the lectures on January 8 and 10, we will give trial HITT quizzes. Make sure to buy and register (!!!) your HITT clicker beforehand. Beginning from January 12, HITT quizzes will start to bring you bonus points.

  • Discussion sessions and QUIZZES: Discussion sessions will start in the second week, the week of January 15. In that week, you will be given a trial quiz at the end of your discussion session; it will not be counted towards your final grade. Starting from January 23, discussion session quizzes will start counting towards your final grade.

And let us remind again: The collection of the links in the left bar constitutes the syllabus for the course. Please make sure to read all the links.If you have a question now or later, the chance that the answer is in the syllabus is nearly 100%.