Note regarding last assessments

July 26, 2017

This is the last day to grade and there are way too many video reassessments.  I’ll be honest, it’s both impressive and disappointing at the same time.  It’s impressive that many of you have managed to submit so many videos in such a short time.  But it’s disappointing that you didn’t put this much effort into the class for the whole semester.

I’m going to try to look at as many of these as possible, but I am not going to email feedback on individual videos.  In general, I’m not going to give a score greater than 4 unless it’s a pretty good physics problem to solve.


Video Reassessments

July 19, 2017

I am getting swamped with videos.   In order to deal with these many, I am going to start looking at them by topic.  I will give grades for later standards (rigid body) first.  After that, I will go back and get to videos that deal with things from the beginning of the semester – like forces.


July 17, 2017

A few notes:

  • The final exam is on Monday at 4:00 in the same room (according to the university website).
  • Video reassessments are due July 23rd.
  • Reminder – I am going to give you the equations on the test.

Balance trick

July 12, 2017

here are more details on the power balance thingy

Torque and equilibrium example

July 10, 2017

Last reassessments

July 10, 2017

Last day to submit video reassessments will be July 23rd (assuming you had first submitted a video within the initial time frame for that standard).

Midterm grades

July 6, 2017

This is just a note and not actually about physics.

I have had several students ask me about midterm grades.  We are required to submit midterm grades (that don’t count for anything) for all 100 level courses (like PHYS 191).  The midterm grades were submitted a couple of weeks ago based on the grades you had at that point in time. So, for some students this means it was only based on the in-class assessment if a video reassessment had not yet been submitted.

At this point, you should know all your grades.  I don’t post grades, but I give back in-class tests and email grades for individual video reassessments.  If you need to calculate your grade, check the syllabus for the weighting of assessments vs. the final.