Last updated: Mon Apr 26 04:41:31 pm 2010 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

Course Coordinator: | Felicia Berryman, Tibor Nagy, Richard Hallstein |

Homepage:

Office: BPS 1253.

Phone: (517) 884-5508.

Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu.

Office hours: Wednesday 11:00 AM - noon, BPS 1248.

Richard Hallstein (lecture section 002)

Homepage:

Office: BPS 1253.

Phone: (517) 884-5509.

Email: hallstein@pa.msu.edu.

Office hours: Wednesdays Noon - 1:00PM, BPS 1248.

Teaching Assistants:

Michael D. Brown (brown192@msu.edu; Tu 3:30-7:30PM; We noon-2PM.)

Juan Burgos-Vazquez (burgosva@msu.edu; Tu 9:00-10:30AM, 1:30-9:00PM; We 2-9PM.)

Cheng Sun (sunchen2@msu.edu, Tu noon-1:30PM, 3-5PM; We 1:30-4PM.)

Section 001 (Nagy): 10:20-11:40 AM.

Section 002 (Hallstein): 6:10-7:30 PM.

PHY 231C, sections 730 and 731: no lectures for the online students.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Midterm #1: Feb 09, Tuesday.

Section 001: 10:20 AM, BPS 1410.

Section 002: 6:10 PM, BPS 1410.

Online sections (730, 731): 5:10 PM, BPS 1415.

Midterm #2: Mar 16, Tuesday.

Section 001: 10:20 AM, BPS 1410.

Section 002: 6:10 PM, BPS 1410.

Online sections (730, 731): 5:10 PM, BPS 1415.

Midterm #3: Apr 13, Tuesday.

Section 001: 10:20 AM, BPS 1410.

Section 002: 6:10 PM, BPS 1410.

Online sections (730, 731): 5:10 PM, BPS 1415.

Final exam: May 03, Monday, 5:45-7:45 PM for all sections.

Location:

PHY 231, section 001: Wells Hall B108.

PHY 231, section 002: BCC N100.

PHY 231C, sections 730/731: Wells Hall B108.

On the midterm exams a one-sided handwritten help sheet is allowed together with the sheets from the previous midterm exams. On the final exam the three one-sided help sheets from the midterms together with a fourth one-sided sheet are allowed. These can all fit on two pieces of paper.

Clicker questions: 6%.

Homework: 16%.

Three midterm exams: 3 x 16% = 48%.

Final exam: 32%.

Percent weights for PHY 231C (online students in sections: 730 and 731):

Homework: 17%.

Three midterm exams: 3 x 17% = 51%.

Final exam: 34%.

(The online students don't have clicker questions.)

The weights for both 231 and 231C add up to 102%.

Clicker questions: Correct answer: 3 points. Incorrect answer: 1 point. Not present: zero point.

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point.

Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm: 50 points. The midterm exams will have correction exams as a homework. 30% of the positive difference between the correction exam and the in-class exam will be added to your in-class exam score as bonus.

Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points. The final exam will not have correction.

Grading scale:

4.0 >= 92%,

3.5 >= 84%,

3.0 >= 76%,

2.5 >= 68%,

2.0 >= 60%,

1.5 >= 52%,

1.0 >= 44%,

0.0 < 44%.

This grading scale might be lowered, but it will not be raised.

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Tuesd --- Thurs | Week, Chapter, Topic

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01/12 --- 01/14 | 1 Ch 1, 2 Math backgr., Motion in one dimension

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01/19 --- 01/21 | 2 Ch 3 Motion in two dimensions

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01/26 --- 01/28 | 3 Ch 4 Forces and Newton three laws

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02/02 --- 02/04 | 4 Ch 5 Applying Newton's laws

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02/09 - Tuesday | Exam #1

02/11 --------- | 5 Ch 10 Energy and work

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02/16 --- 02/18 | 6 Ch 9 Momentum conservation

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02/23 --- 02/25 | 7 Ch 6, 7 Circular motion, Gravity

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03/02 --- 03/04 | 8 Ch 7, 8 Rotation, Static equilibrium

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03/09 --- 03/11 | Spring Break

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03/16 - Tuesday | Exam #2

03/18 --------- | 9 Ch 8 Elasticity

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03/23 --- 03/25 | 10 Ch 13 Fluids

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03/30 --- 04/01 | 11 Ch 12 Thermal properties of matter

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04/06 --- 04/08 | 12 Ch 11 Using energy

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04/13 - Tuesday | Exam #3

04/15 --------- | 13 Ch 14 Oscillations

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04/20 --- 04/22 | 14 Ch 15 Waves and sound

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04/27 --- 04/29 | 15 Ch 16 Superposition

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05/03 -- Monday | Final Exam: 5:45-7:45 PM.

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If the book came with the Mastering Physics access kit, don't open the kit. We will use the LON-CAPA course system instead.

The lecture students (sections 001 and 002) will need an i-clicker.

The online students (sections 730 and 731) don't need to buy the clicker.