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Last updated: Wed Mar 23 11:18:20 am 2005 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B Summer 2005

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Guy D Albertelli II, Tibor Nagy, Daniel Stump

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2515
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu

Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2035
Email: stump@pa.msu.edu

Course Description

Physics 183B is an on-line calculus-based physics course, for students
majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: kinematics,
Newtonian dynamics, momentum and energy conservation, rotational motion,
gravity, oscillatory motion, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Helproom Hours

Strosacker Learning Center, room 1248 BPS. (Due to the remodeling of the
Learning Center, room 1240 BPS will also be used as a helproom. The sign
on the door of the Learning Center will always clearly tell where the
helproom is.)

Tuesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Wednesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Thursday: 9:00 AM - noon, 1:00 - 4:00 PM 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Exam Information

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 15, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #2: July 06, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #3: July 27, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
Final Exam: August 17, Wednesday, 6-8 PM, Room 1410 BPS.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 handwritten help sheet is
allowed, on the final exam the three help sheets from the midterm exams
are allowed.

Bring a calculator and two sharp #2 (HB) pencils to each exam.

Grading Information

Grading Information

Percent weights:
Homework: 10%,
Midterm Exams: 3 x 20% = 60%,
Final Exam: 30%.

Grade table:
4.0 >= 90%,
3.5 >= 81%,
3.0 >= 72%,
2.5 >= 63%,
2.0 >= 54%,
1.5 >= 45%,
1.0 >= 36%,
0.0 < 36%.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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02 | May 26 Th | Chapters 1,2,3: Motion, Kinematics, Vectors
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03 | Jun 02 Th | Chapter 4: Force and Motion
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04 | Jun 09 Th | Chapter 5: Dynamics I.
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05 | Jun 15 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 16 Th | Chapter 6: Dynamics II.
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06 | Jun 23 Th | Chapter 7: Dynamics III.
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07 | Jun 30 Th | Chapter 8: Newton's Third Law
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08 | Jul 06 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 6,7,8), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
08 | Jul 07 Th | Chapter 9: Impulse and Momentum
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09 | Jul 14 Th | Chapters 10,11: Energy, Work
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10 | Jul 21 Th | Chapter 12: Gravity
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11 | Jul 27 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 9-12), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
11 | Jul 28 Th | Chapter 13: Rotation of a Rigid Body
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12 | Aug 04 Th | Chapter 14: Oscillations
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13 | Aug 11 Th | Chapter 15: Fluids and Elasticity
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14 | Aug 17 We | Final Exam (Chapters 1-15), 6:00-8:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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Textbook

Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers, Pearson
Addison-Wesley, 2004, Volume 1.

We will use only the textbook. Don't open the student access kit. We will use
the LON-CAPA course system istead.