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Last updated: Tue Dec 14 09:36:44 am 2010 (EST) by Richard Hallstein

PHY232/232C Fall 2010

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Bernard Pope, Richard Hallstein
Instructor: Kirsten Tollefson
Teaching Assistant: Russell James Colburn, Jonathan Elijah Barney, Ding Wang, Alexander Jeffrey Baumann, Neil John Deboer, Christopher Harris, Michael Cory Lenard, Mitchell Anthony Wood, Jun Hong, Emerson Flamarion Da Cruz, Dominic Taylor Demarco, Zachary Kristopher Curtis, Charles Nicholas Mueller, Xu Lu, Johnathan Loren Gross, Benjamin Thomas Loseth

Instructor Information

PHY 232 (lecture section 001)
Prof. Bernard Pope
Office: 3233 BPS
Phone: (517)884-5582
Email: pope@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: TBA
Website for lecture section 001: http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/2010fall/phy232/

PHY 232C (online sections 730 and 731)
Richard Hallstein
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5509
Email: hallstein@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: Mondays 12:30-1:30 in the help room(BPS 1248) or by appointment
Website for the online sections 730 and 731: http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/2010fall/phy232c/

Course Description

Electricity and magnetism; geometric and wave optics; special relativity; quantum mechanics; atomic and nuclear physics.

Prerequisites

PHY 231 or PHY 231B or PHY 231C or PHY 183 or PHY 183B or PHY 193H or LBS 271.

Class Hours

PHY 232 (lecture section 001)
Tuesday and Thursday, 6:10-7:30 PM, BPS 1410.

Helproom Hours

Beginning Tuesday, September 7:
Room 1248 BPS
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00AM-9:00PM; Friday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Exam Information

Exam #1: Oct 7, Th, 6:10-7:10 PM, Location: 1281 Anthony
Exam #2: Nov 4, Th, 6:10-7:10 PM, Location: 1281 Anthony
Exam #3: Nov 23, Tu, 6:10-7:10 PM, Location: 1281 Anthony
Final Exam: Dec. 14, Tu, 5:45-7:45 PM, Location: 1281 Anthony (PHY 232C ONLINE students: 1410 BPS)

Online students only: If you are living far from the MSU campus at the time of the exam, beyond a reasonable commuting distance, or if you are traveling with an MSU-sponsored program, you may be able to arrange a proctored off-campus exam. For details and arrangement deadlines see: http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/2010fall/phy232c/Exams/Off-campus%20exams/off-campus.htm

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 232 (lecture section: 001):
Clicker questions: 6%.
Homework: 16%.
Three midterm exams: 3 x 16% = 48%.
Final exam: 32%.

Percent weights for PHY 232C (online sections: 730, 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 classes 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. One US letter sized help sheets are allowed on the mid term exams (you may write on both sides). 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. Four US letter sized help sheets are allowed on the final exam: three from the midterms and one from the last block of the class.

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.

Readings


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Tuesd --- Thurs | Week, Chapter, Topic
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XX/XX --- 09/02 | 1 Ch 20 Intro and Electric Force
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09/07 --- 09/09 | 2 Ch 20 Electric Fields
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09/14 --- 09/16 | 3 Ch 21 Electric Potential
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09/21 --- 09/23 | 4 Ch 22 Current and Resistance
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09/28 --- 09/30 | 5 Ch 23 Circuits
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10/05 - Tuesday | 6 Review
10/07 - Thursday| Exam #1 6:10-7:10 PM, Loc. TBA
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10/12 --- 10/14 | 7 Ch 24 Magnetic Fields and Forces
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10/19 --- 10/21 | 8 Ch 25 EM Induction
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10/26 --- 10/28 | 9 Ch 25 AC Circuits
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11/02 - Tuesday | 10 Review
11/04 --------- | Exam #2 6:10-7:10 PM, Loc. TBA.
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11/09 --- 11/11 | 11 Ch 18,19 Ray Optics, Instruments
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11/16 --- 11/18 | 12 Ch 17 Wave Optics, Review
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11/23 - Tuesday | Exam #3 6:10-7:10 PM, Loc. TBA
11/25 -Thursday | 13 Thanksgiving (University Closed)
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11/30 --- 12/02 | 14 Ch 27 Relativity, Ch 28 Quantum Physics
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12/07 --- 12/09 | 15 Ch 29 Atoms & Molec. Ch 30 Nuclear Physics
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12/14 Tuesday | Final Exam 5:45-7:45 PM, Loc. 1281 Anthony Hall
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Textbook

Knight, Jones, Field: College Physics (A Strategic Approach), Second Edition, Volume 2.
In the lectures we will use the iClicker.
The online students don't need to buy the clicker.