Last updated: Tue Apr 24 01:02:28 pm 2012 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

Course Coordinator: | Tibor Nagy, Richard Hallstein |

Instructor: | James Laverty |

Teaching Assistant: | Nathan Michael Parzuchowski, James Laverty, Neil John Deboer, Cody James Littley |

Office: 1253 BPS, Phone: (517) 884-5508

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

Section 002: Richard Hallstein

Office: 1253 BPS, Phone: (517) 884-5509

Email: hallstein@pa.msu.edu, Web:

Teaching Assistants:

James Laverty (laverty1@msu.edu),

Neil Deboer (deboerne@msu.edu),

Cody Littley (littley1@msu.edu),

Nathan Parzuchowski (parzuch6@msu.edu).

Not open to students with credit in: LBS 271, PHY 193H, PHY 231, PHY 231C.

Section 002: on Mo, Tu, We, Th from 5:10 to 6:00 PM in room BPS 1410.

James Laverty: Mo 2-4 PM, Th noon-5 PM, Fr noon-6 PM.

Neil Deboer: Mo 3-4 PM, Th 9 AM-noon, Fr 3-5 PM.

Cody Littley: Th 5-9 PM, Fr 11AM-2PM and 5-6PM.

Nathan Parzuchowski: Th 5-9PM, Fr 10-11 AM and 3-6 PM.

All the exams are closed book. However, you are permitted to use a single 8-inch by 5-inch card (or smaller) of handwritten notes and equations. You may use both sides of the note card.

Each weekly exam will have a correction exam assigned as a homework assignment in Lon-Capa. 30% of the positive difference between the correction exam and the in-class exam will be added to your in-class exam score as a bonus. As such, the correction exam homework assignment can only add points to your midterm exam score.

Final Exam: Thursday, May 3rd, 8-10 PM. Location: section 001: BCC N130; section 002: CEM 138. The final exam is closed book. However, you are permitted to use a two 8.5-inch by 11-inch sheets of paper (or smaller) of handwritten notes and equations. You may use both sides of these sheets. The final exam cannot be dropped.

Bring a calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID to each exam.

There will be 12 40-minute exams; each of the associated correction exams are always due on Wednesday evenings at 11:59 PM.

Clicker quizzes: Clicker quizzes will be given in class. These quizzes count as extra credit. The extra credit will be 5% added to the final course average. No makeups are available for clicker quizzes.

The guaranteed scale below is based on the total percentage of points.

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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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment

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01 | Jan 12 Th | Syllabus, HW 0,

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01 | Jan 15 Su | HW 1: Ch 1: Overview

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02 | Jan 22 Su | HW 2: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line

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03 | Jan 29 Su | HW 3: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions

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04 | Feb 5 Su | HW 4: Ch 4: Force

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05 | Feb 12 Su | HW 5: Ch 5: Energy, Work, Power, Ch 6: Pot. En.

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06 | Feb 19 Su | HW 6: Ch 7: Momentum and Collisions

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07 | Feb 26 Su | HW 7: Ch 8: Systems of Particles,

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08 | Mar 11 Su | HW 8: Ch 9: Circ. Motion

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09 | Mar 18 Su | HW 9,Ch 10: Rotation,

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10 | Mar 25 Su | HW 10: Ch 11: Static Equilibrum

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11 | Apr 01 Su | HW 11: Ch 12: Gravitation

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12 | Apr 08 Su | HW 12: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids

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13 | Apr 15 Su | HW 13: Ch 14: Oscillations

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14 | Apr 22 Su | HW 14: Ch 15: Waves

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15 | Apr 29 Su | HW 15: Ch 16: Sound

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16 | May 03 Th | Cumulative Final: 8-10 PM, 001: BCC N130; 002: CEM 138.

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We will use iClicker in this class.

We will use LON-CAPA, MSU's own free and flexible web-based course management system.