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PHY 114: General Physics II
Prof. S. Rajeev rajeev@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2009
The Final Exam and its Solutions are now posted on the Exams page. You may see your Final Exam grade on Blackboard. The average was a 62 with a standard deviation of 16.
Final Course Grades have now been entered. You may see your grade by going to the registrar's URAccess website. You may pick up your final exam and any other uncollected work from Prof. Teitel.
Have a good summer!
Final Exam Info:
The Final exam will be Wednesday, May 6, from 7:15 pm to 10:15 pm in Hubbell Auditorium (Hutchinson 141).
The final exam will consist of 6 problems (though each problem may have multiple parts) and cover the entire semester.
As for the previous exams you should bring a scientific or graphing calculator, and you may bring a cheat sheet. The cheat sheet must be one single 8.5"x11" sheet of lined paper. You may write on both sides of the sheet but only one line of writting per ruled line on the page. We will be checking your cheat sheet to make sure it conforms to these guidelines.
You must bring your UR student ID card.
If you wish to pick up any uncollected work, you may do so from Prof. Teitel in BL 455B.
Special TA office hours for next week  you may go to any of these hours even if it is not your workshop leader.
Mon, May 4, 67 pm  John Golden  POA library 
Tues, May 5, 11:30 am  12:30 pm  Brad Christensen  POA library 
Tues, May 5, 34 pm  Melanie Pelcher  POA library 
Tues, May 5, 56 pm  Gerardo Viza  BL 478 
Tues, May 5, 89 pm  Dan Linford  POA library 
Good luck on the final!
The solutions to the Practice Final Exam are now posted on the Exams page.
Please take a few moments to fill out the online course survey for this class:
http://www.rochester.edu/registrar/courseevaluations.html
So far only very few students have filled out the evaluation. Your feedback and comments are very important to us. This is your chance to tell us how we have been doing and to make suggestions for improvements.
The solutions to Problem Set 10 are now posted on the Homework page.
To help you review for the final exam a set of practice questions has been posted on the Exams page. The solutions to these questions will be posted towards the end of next week.
Workshops will continue next week through the last day of classes, Wednesday April 29. You may go to workshop to pick up your exam 3 and any uncollected homeworks, and to ask your workshop leader any questions you may have. However the workshop leaders will not have any prepared problems to go over. If you go to workshop next week, please show up on time. Workshop leaders will be free to go if there are no students after the first 15 minutes.
If you wish to pick up any uncollected exams or homework after Wednesday next week, April 29, you must see Prof. Teitel.
Workshop leaders will hold their usual office hours next week for the entire week through Friday. There will be some special office hours Monday and Tuesday the week of the exam, May 5 and 6. The details will be announced next week.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 

The location of the Final Exam has been moved from what was posted earlier. The Final Exam will now take place Wednesday, May 6, 7:15 pm  10:15 pm, in Hubbell Auditorium (Hutchinson 141).
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 

This note is a reminder to you that in order to receive a grade for PHY 114 it is necessary that you do and pass ALL the five labs associated with this course.
In case you need to make up or complete a lab, there are PHY 114 makeup labs available this week on Wed (today) 4:507:30 pm and on Thurs (tomorrow) 2:004:40 pm.
There is also an emergency lab next Mon, Apr 27, 4:507:30 pm for students who cannot attend the makeup labs this week. Any student who wishes to attend this emergency lab MUST email the labs instructor at: physlabs@pas.rochester.edu
If you have any questions concerning the above information, or other questions/concerns regarding the labs, please DO NOT contact me  you MUST contact the labs instructor at: physlabs@pas.rochester.edu
Sincerely,
S. Teitel
Exam 3 has been graded. The average was 86 with a standard deviation of 12. You may view your grade on the Blackboard system, and you may get your exam back from your workshop leader. Please check that the grade reported in Blackboard is correct  this is your responsibility! Solutions have been posted on the Exams page.
Please note that all exam grades will be rescaled to an average of 70 before they get averaged together for computing your total course grade. This normalization is meant to even out any variations in exam difficulty. See the "Grading" section on the Course Information page of the website for details.
Anyone seeking a review of their exam for whatever reason must initiate that request by 5 pm Tuesday, April 28, by leaving your exam, together with a written explanation of what you wish to be reviewed and why, either in Prof. Teitel's mailbox by the Physics Department Main Office, or under Prof. Teitel's door. Your exam will then be reviewed and returned to your workshop leader. Requests for review that are made after 5 pm April 28 will not be considered.
There appears to be some confusion over what material will be covered in Exam 3. This confusion arises from a change in the organization of the textbook between the 3rd and 4th editions.
To clarify: You are responsible for the material that was covered in lectures 1320. If a topic was not discussed in lecture, you are not responsible for it.
If you are using the 4th edition, the material corresonding to lectures 1320 may be found in chapters 2934 (though not everything in these chapters was necessarily covered in lecture).
If you are using the 3rd edition, the material corresponding to lectures 1320 may be found in chapters 2935. In chapter 31, however, only sections 315 (LRC circuits) and 316 (resonance) were covered in lecture, so you are not responsible for the rest of the chapter.
Problem Set 10, due at noon on Monday, April 27, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Practice Exam 3 are now posted on the Exams page.
The Third Term Exam is next Tuesday, April 21, during the usual lecture period. The exam will cover lectures 1320 and the corresponding material in chapters 2935 in the text (if you are using the 4th edition, only the material on LCR circuits was covered from chapter 31). Bring a graphing or scientific calculator to use at the exam.
Solutions to Problem Set 9 are now posted on the Homework page.
The Third Term Exam will be coming up on Tuesday, April 21, during the usual lecture period. The exam will cover lectures 1320 corresponding to chapters 2935 in the text. There will be no homework due that week. To help you prepare for the exam, a set of practice questions has now been posted on the Exams page.
Solutions to Problem Set 8 are now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 9, due at noon on Manday, April 13, is now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 8, due at noon on Monday, April 6, is now posted on the Homework page.
Exam 2 has been graded. The average was 65 with a standard deviation of 17. You may view your grade on the Blackboard system, and you may get your exam back from your workshop leader. Please check that the grade reported in Blackboard is correct  this is your responsibility! Solutions have been posted on the Exams page.
Anyone seeking a review of their exam for whatever reason must initiate that request by 5 pm Thursday, April 2, by leaving your exam, together with a written explanation of what you wish to be reviewed and why, either in Prof. Teitel's mailbox by the Physics Department Main Office, or under Prof. Teitel's door. Your exam will then be reviewed and returned to your workshop leader. Requests for review that are made after 5 pm April 2 will not be considered.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 

Prof. Teitel has to delay his regular office hour this week. Instead of its usual time from 2 pm  3 pm, he will be available from 3 pm  4 pm.
Exam 2 tomorrow during the lecture period!
We ask for your feedback on the workshop leaders for this course. Please take a few moments to fill out the online survey at: http://datastore.pas.rochester.edu/phpQ/fillsurvey.php?sid=24
The survey will close this Wednesday night. Your feedback is important to us.
Problem Set 7, due at noon on Monday, March 30, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Practice Exam 2 are now posted on the Exams page.
Term Exam 2 will take place next week on Tuesday, March 24, during the usual lecture time. See message below from March 8 for details.
Solutions to Problem Set 6 are now posted on the Homework page.
Prof. Teitel will be out of town and so not available at his usual office hour this week.
Problem Set 6 is due Monday, March 16, right after spring break. Be sure to get it in on time!
The second term exam will be coming up on Tuesday, March 24, during the usual lecture period. The exam will cover lectures 712 corresponding to chapters 2428 in the text. There will be no homework due that week. To help you prepare for the exam, a set of practice questions has been posted on the Exams page. These can be discussed in workshop the week after spring break.
There was an error in the 3rd equation of section 3 of the notes for lecture 12. These notes have now been corrected. If you have downloaded the notes prior to today, you should therefore redownload them.
Solutions to Problem Set 5 are now posted on the Homework page.
Prof. Teitel will be out of town and so not available at his usual office hour this week.
Have a good Spring Break!
Friday, February 27, 2009 

Problem Set 6, due at noon on Monday, March 16, is now posted on the Homework page.
Note, this assignment is due the Monday right after spring break. As always, no late homework will be accepted, no matter what the excuse. If you want to be sure to get it in on time (and have less work to do over spring break) consider turning in your homework to the locker box before you leave for spring break!
Monday, February 23, 2009 

Solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted on the Homework page.
Friday, February 20, 2009 

Problem Set 5, due at noon on Monday, March 2, is now posted on the Homework page.
Anyone seeking a regrade of a problem on the first Exam must initiate that request by Thursday, February 27, by leaving your exam, together with a written explanation of what you wish to be reviewed and why, either in Prof. Teitel's mailbox by the Physics Department Main Office, or under Prof. Teitel's door. Your exam will then be reviewed and returned to your workshop leader. Requests for regrades that are made after February 27 will not be considered.
Thursday, February 19, 2009 

The First Exam has been graded. The average was 66 with a standard deviation of 15. You may view your grade on Blackboard, and you may pick up your exam only from your workshop leader. Solutions and a histogram of the scores are now posted on the Exams page. Please read the exam regrading policy on the Course Information page before contacting your workshop leader or Prof. Teitel, if you believe there has been an error in grading your exam.
Monday, February 16, 2009 

Our FIRST TERM EXAM will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17, in Hoyt Auditorium, during the usual lecture period, 12:30  1:45 pm. It will cover the material of lectures 1  6, corresponding to chapters 21, 22, and 23 of the text. For the test you are allowed to use a scientific or graphing calculator, and to bring one 8.5"x11" sheet of lined paper with your own notes. You may write on both sides of the sheet, but only one line of writing per ruled line. You do not need to remember the numerical values of physical constants; if you need them we will give them to you.
Remember, for computing your final course grade you will be allowed to drop your worst score from the three term exams. Therefore, there will be no excuses accepted from, nor any makeup exam given to, anyone who misses this first term exam.
Friday, February 13, 2009 

Problem Set 4, due at noon Monday, February 23, the week following the first Exam, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to the first Practice Exam are now posted on the Exams page.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 

Note, workshop 7, Tuesdays at 4:50 pm, which used to meet in Hylan, will from today onwards meet in Wilmot 116.
Your workshop assignment and homework grades are now available for you to check on the Blackboard system (my.rochester.edu).
Please go to Blackboard and check:
1) your workshop assignment
2) your grades on HW1 and HW2 (some of HW3 grades are entered, but not yet for everyone)
If you are currently attending a workshop different from the one that is shown, please send an email to Prof. Teitel (stte@pas.rochester.edu).
If you see homework grades that you believe are in error, please contact your workshop leader at your next workshop session, and show them your graded homework so that they may correct the grade. If you do not have your graded homework, pick it up from your workshop leader.
On each homework set, one problem only is selected for grading on a scale of 0,1, or 2 points. A "2" means you were judged to have shown a serious effort in solving the problem. A "1" means some effort shown but you should have tried harder. A "0" means the problem was too poorly done to receive credit, or the homework was handed in late, or the homework was never received. Note that "" for an old homework means we never received it; for the current homework it means that the TA has just not yet entered the grade.
From this notice onwards, all requests for corrections to homework grades must be made within 10 days of the homework due date.
Solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted on the Homework page.
Our first term exam will be coming up soon on Tuesday, February 17, in Hoyt Auditorium during the usual lecture period, 12:30  1:45 pm. It will cover the material of lectures 1  6, corresponding to chapters 21, 22, and 23 of the text. For the test you are allowed to use a scientific or graphing calculator, and to bring one 8.5"x11" sheet of lined paper with your own notes. You may write on both sides of the sheet, but only one line of writing per ruled line. You do not need to remember the numerical values of physical constants; if you need them we will give them to you.
To help you study for the exam, there will be no new homework due the Monday of the exam week. Rather we have posted on the Exams page a practice exam with five questions. These questions are only meant as a general guide for exam preparation; we do not guarantee that doing well on these questions will guarantee you do well on the exam! Solutions to this practice exam will be posted the weekend before the exam. You should review as well all the previous homework problem sets, and come to workshop next week with questions to discuss.
Remember, for computing your final course grade you will be allowed to drop your worst score from the three term exams. Therefore, there will be no excuses accepted from, nor any makeup exam given to, anyone who misses this first term exam.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 

Workshop 14, Friday at 11 am, has been moved to B&L 208.
Solutions to Problem Set 2 are now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 3 is due next Monday, February 9.
Problem Set 3, due Monday, February 9, is now posted on the Homework page.
Remember, all homework is due in the PHY 114 homework locker by noon on Monday. Homework cannot be turned in at your workshop or to your workshop leader. Any homework not in the locker by noon on Monday is considered late and will not be accepted. The homework locker is located on the 1st floor of B&L near the entrance to the tunnels.
Remember to put your workshop number on the top of your homework.
Solutions to Problem Set 1 are now posted on the Homework page.
Workshops start this week!
Problem Set 2, due Monday, February 2, is now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 1 is due next Monday, January 26. Be sure to write your workshop number on the top of your solutions!
Thursday, January 22, 2009 

Earlier this week you should have received an email from me, just to check that we have everyone's email correctly. If you did not receive such an email message, please email me (stte@pas.rochester.edu) as soon as possible to give me your current email address. However please first check your university email account to see if you have gotten the email from me.  S. Teitel
Thursday, January 15, 2009 

Problem Set 1, due Monday, January 26, is now posted on the Homework page.
Workshops will not begin until the week starting Monday, January 26.
Labs will begin the week of Monday, February 2.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 

Welcome!
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Use the links on the left to navigate through this site. The links will take you to the following information:
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 Homework is where to find links to the weekly problem sets. We will also post the solutions to each problem set here, after the due date.
 Exams is where we will post the examinations, and the solutions to the examinations, after the exam has been given.
 FAQ contains a list of frequently asked questions concerning both the orgazational details of the course and about the physics. This list will be updated throughout the semester as more questions get frequently asked!

