PHY2061
HONORS MODERN PHYSICS  SPRING 2018
CLASS TIME & PLACE: T & R 2  3 Period (8:30– 10:25 AM) in NPB #1002
Instructor: Yoonseok Lee
Office: NPB #2233
Email: ysl@ufl.edu
Office Hours:
M 3rd P, W 7th P, T&R 4th P. But feel free to knock on my door when you need to see me.
TEXTBOOK: Physics Vol. 2, 5th ed. by Resnick, Halliday, and Krane (Wiley)
REFRENCES:
PREQUISITES:
PHY 2060 or equivalent
CoREQUISITES: MAC 2313 or equivalent
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. Emphasis is placed on applying these concepts to the
explanation of real world phenomena and modern technology development.
Covered topics include electrostatics, Gauss's Law, potential,
vector analysis, Laplace equation, circuits, magnetism, Maxwell's
equations, and electromagnetic fields in matter.
EXPECTATION:
It is expected that students are comfortable with calculus I and II:
vector calculus, differentiation, integration, and trigonometry.
Students should also be able to solve ordinary differential equations
and be gaining knowledge on geometry of space, multivariable calculus,
partial derivatives, line and surface integral.
It is also expected that students read textbook chapters
thoroughly at
least once preferably before the class and review lecture notes timely.
Students should work on HW problems diligently. On average
4  6 hours per week of full attention on this course (outside of
the classes) would be
required.
CANVAS: All the
material and announcements for this course will be posted on the
course's Canvas website. This includes the syllabus, a course
calendar, and HW's. You can log directly into this course at http://ufl.instructure.com/courses/.
GRADING:
Homework HW
will be assigned in this course but will not be graded.
But evidence of work on HW's will be checked. Students will be asked to discuss and solve selected HW
problems during the classes after the HW due. Selected HW problems will be
tested in the exams.
Inclass Quiz There will be 5 inclass quizzes. 30 mins will be given for each quiz. Quiz should be consdiered as a small exam.
Exams There will be two Midterm Exams (inclass) and one comprehensive Final Exam. Please check the Course Calendar for the exam time and date.
Project There will be one final project which will be announced later in the class.
Policy on missed Exam or Quiz:
Consistent with university policies that can be found at
https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx.
Composition of Grade
(Total 100)
Quiz 
25

Homework 
5

Project 
5 
Mid Term 
40 (20 each)

Final 
30

Projected Grading Scale*
Grade

A

A

B+

B

B

C+

C

C

D+

E

G. Pt.

4.0

3.67

3.33

3.0

2.67

2.33

2.0

1.67

1.33

0

Score

>= 90

>= 80

>=70

>= 65

>= 60

>= 55

>= 50

>= 45

>= 40


*The passing grade for Physics majors is C and above. The actual grading scale may
vary depending on numerous factors within +/ 2.5 points out of 100.
STUDENTS with DISABILITIES:
Students who require accommodation for disabilities must first contact the Dean
of Students Office. That office will provide documentation, which the student
must bring to his/her instructors during the first week of the
semester. Contact the Disability Resources Center for information about available resources for students with disabilities.
COUNSELING and MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
Student facing difficulties completing the course or in need of
counseling should call the oncampus Counseling and Wellness Center at
(352) 392 1575.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: Each student
is expected to hold himself/herself to a high standard of academic honesty.
Under the UF academic honesty policy, unauthorized assistance or the use of
unauthorized resources is strictly forbidden on workforcredit. Although
discussions among the students are highly encouraged, you are to work alone on
all homework assignments unless specified differently. Fabrication or
falsification of excuses or related documentation is also a violation of the UF
academic honesty policy. Violations
of this policy will be dealt with severely. There will be no warnings or
exceptions.
ONLINE COURSE EVALUATION: Students
are expected to participate in course/instructor evaluations.
These evaluations are conducted online typically during the last
3 weeks of the semester. Summary results of these assessments are
available.
