PHY 114: General Physics II
Prof. S. G. Rajeev email@example.com ---- Spring 2011
- The solutions to the final exam are here.
- The final exam mean is 71 with a standard deviation of 14.
- The course grade will be based on the overall numerical score, as announced at the beginning of the course .
- The histogram of the overall numerical score is here
- Your TAs are holding a review session
6pm-9pm on this Saturday April 30 in room Dewey 1101.
- If you are on the borderline between two letter grades, we will take into consideration the recommendation from your workshop leader.
- Being at the bottom of the grade curve does not mean you fail the course. If we can see that you have put in a serious effort, and you have shown a minimal level of understanding, you will pass. Do not expect a good grade in this case, though. I very few people to fail the course.
- Please fill out the course evaluation form .
- A model formula sheet from Prof. Manley. But make your own.
- The final exam can count for as much as two term exams,so these last few days of preparation can make a difference. Make sure to attend the review session on Saturday.
- No more workshops.
- Office hours end this week.
- Last class is tomorrow, Tue April 26
Final Exam on Wednesday, May 4, 7:15PM-9:15PM, Hoyt Auditorium
If you miss the final exam, you cannot get a grade in this course.
- You can bring one sheet of paper (with writing on both sides) to the final, as for the term exams. Also, bring a calculator and your U of R ID card.
- Exam 3 has been graded. Please look up your own grades on blackboard.
- The mean score is 63. The standard deviation is 16. You can see a histogram .
- Please collect your exam from your TA during office hours or by appointment.Others ought to be able to collect it at the workshop.
- Last day for regrade requests is Friday April 29th.The graders are 1. Gabrielle 2. Gerardo 3. Erica 4. Arijit .
- Workshops end on April 29th.
- Your TAs will give a review session the first week of May. I will post the time and place here.
- The last mile is always the longest.
- Solutions to Exam 3 are posted on the calendar page
- Tomorrow I will post the homework due April 18th Monday; on Friday the last homework due April 25th will be posted.
- Thursday lecture will be delivered by Gerardo Viza
- The Third Term Exam is on April 12 (tomorrow). It will follow the same rules as last time. That is, you should bring a single sheet of paper with formulas written on it, a calculator and your UR ID.
- There will be a review session for Exam 3 in Dewey 1101 Monday 7pm-9pm.
Erica will be leading it .
- Exam 2 has been graded. You can see your own score on Blackboard.
- The median score is 63. The top score is 100. You can see a histogram .
- The graders of the problems are 1. Arijit 2. Gabriele 3. Erica 4. Gerardo. If you want a question regraded see them during their office hours .
- Last day for regrade requests is Friday April 1.
- The solutions to Exam 2 have been posted on the calendar page.
- Do not worry if you could not solve the second part of Problem 1. It was supposed to be hard.
- Take a moment to fill out your TA evaluation forms.
- Yes, there is a homework set due Monday 28 March. I didn't post it until now because of the exam.
Your TAs are working over and above the call of duty. Please go the following review sessions for the upcoming exams:
- Jake, Erica will be on Monday at 6:15-8:15 in B&L 270
- Hyein, Eric will be on Sunday at 2:30-4:30pm in Gleason
- Alistair Kwan is organizing a study group at the Learning Assistance Services for PHY114. The plan is to meet Tuesday evenings at 6:10 in Lattimore 107. More about LAS offerings here .
- Please fill out your TA evaluation forms
- The Second Term Exam is on March 22. It will follow the same format as last time. Again, you should bring a single sheet of paper with formulas written on it, a calculator and your UR ID.
- Again, prepare for the exam by working out my old exams, and solving problems in the book (including those at the end of each chapter).
- Enjoy your spring break!
- Your TAs need a break too; so, of course, no office hours during the break.
- "Energy density" means energy per unit volume. It has units of Joules per cubic meter. It turns out that the electric field carries energy. Since the field is spread out in space, this energy is present even in places where there are no electric charges.I have asked you to find the energy density of the electric field using what you know about the energy of a capacitor.
- Exam 1 has been graded. You can look up your own score on blackboard.
- The mean was 66.5% . A histogram of the scores can be found here
- Pick up the graded exams at your workshop.
- The deadline for requests to regrade a problem is Mon Feb 28. Please read the grading page (updated recently) carefully before you ask for a regrade.
- Homework set 4 is still due on Mon Feb 21. I posted it late because of the exam; you still have enough time to do it.
- Solutions to Exam 1 have been posted on the Calendar page
- It will take a few days for the exam to be graded
First Term Exam on Tuesday Feb 15 12:30-1:45 Hoyt Hall (class time)
- No workshops this week
- Office Hours will go on as usual
Check List to bring to the Exam
- One 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of standard ruled paper with whatever notes you wish to write on it.
- A scientific (or graphing) calculator.
- U of R identification card.
Extra office hours: Michael Smith Fri Feb 11 3:30-4:30 PM at the POA
There is no homework due on Feb 14, the day before the first term exam.
I want you to use this week preparing for the exam.You can practice on my Old Exams
The first term exam on Feb 15 will cover Chapters 21-23 of the textbook.
From the FAQ page:
It is important that you read the notes and the book chapter before you come to class. Also after. Without it you will definitely get lost in the course. To recover once you fall behind is much harder than to keep up each week.
On the other hand, it is perfectly normal not to understand everything the first time you hear it; physics ideas like the electric flux or the potential only make sense slowly. You may not be as lost as you think. By now you should understand Coulomb's law.
- The second Homework set is posted already. It is due Jan 31.
- And the first one is due on Monday.
First Lecture: Thur Jan 13th 12:30-1:45 pm Hoyt Hall
Workshops begin on Jan 24th
- No workshops the week of Jan 17th.
- The first Homework is already posted on the calendar page. It is due Jan 24th.
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If something is on this website, you are responsible for knowing it!
Use the links on the left to navigate through this site. The links will take you to the following information:
- Home is this homepage of the website. This is where we will place general announcements to the class.
- Course is an important description of the rules, expectations, and organizational details of the course. Read it. Now.
- Grading explains how we will determine your grade for the course. Obviously, also important.
- People is where to find information about how to get in touch with any of the instructors or teaching assistants for the course.
- Calendar gives a month view calendar of events associated with the course. Here you will find links to lecture notes, a short description of the topic of each day's lecture, the recommended reading to be done in advance of the lecture as well as the homework problems. Also solutions to home works and exams.
- Extra Old home works from the last time I taught this course are available here, for students who seek additional preparation.
- Old Exams is where you will find old exams on which to practice.
- FAQ contains a list of frequently asked questions.