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Last updated: Sun Feb 13 04:53:50 pm 2011 (EST) by Kirsten Tollefson

PHY232/232C, Spring 2011 - Introductory Physics II

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Stuart Tessmer, Chih-Wei Lai, Kirsten Tollefson, Richard Hallstein
Teaching Assistant: Michael Cory Lenard, Michael James Kilgroe, Emerson Flamarion Da Cruz, Viktor Nikolovski
Teaching Assistant (Section 009): Viktor Nikolovski, Emerson Flamarion Da Cruz, Michael James Kilgroe, Michael Cory Lenard

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Instructor Information

PHY 232 Lecture Sections 001, 002 & 003:
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Website for lecture sections: http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/2011spring/phy232/

Section 001:
Prof. Chih-Wei Lai
Office: 4238 BPS
Phone: (517)884-5675
Email: cwlai@msu.edu
Office hours: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248.

Section 002:
Prof. Kirsten Tollefson
Office: 3247 BPS
Phone: (517)884-5568
Email: tollefson@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248.

Section 003:
Prof. Stuart Tessmer
Office: 4237 BPS
Phone: (517)884-5660
Email: tessmer@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248.

PHY 232C Online Sections 730 & 731:
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Website for online sections: http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/2011spring/phy232c/

Prof. Kirsten Tollefson
Office: 3247 BPS
Phone: (517)884-5568
Email: tollefson@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248.

Teaching Assistants for PHY232/232C:
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Emerson Cruz: efcruz@msu.edu
Michael Kilgroe: kilgroe@msu.edu
Viktor Nikolovski: nikolov4@msu.edu
Michael Lenard: lenardmi@msu.edu

TA Schedule in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248:
Monday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Michael Lenard
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Michael Lenard
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Emerson Cruz
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Viktor Nikolovski
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Michael Kilgroe
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, Emerson Cruz
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Michael Kilgroe
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Michael Lenard
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Michael Lenard
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Viktor Nikolovski

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

Section 001: 1:50-2:40pm MWF BPS 1410
Section 002: 3:00-3:50pm MWF BPS 1410
Section 003: 12:40-1:30pm MWF BPS 1410

Office Hours

Prof. Chih-Wei Lai: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248.
Prof. Stuart Tessmer: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248.
Prof. Kirsten Tollefson: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am in Strosacker Helproom BPS 1248.

All office hours will be held in the helproom, BPS 1248.
Meetings with the instructors may also be arranged at other times by appointment.

Helproom Hours

The Strosacker helproom is in 1248 BPS and is open from 9:00AM to 9:00PM Monday through Thursday and from 9:00AM to 6:00PM on Fridays. You are welcome to go to the helproom during any of its open hours but there will be appointed times when TAs specifically for PHY232 will be available. The PHY232 TAs' schedules will be announced by the end of the first week of class.

Helproom hours for PHY232 TAs in BPS 1248:
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Monday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Michael Lenard
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Michael Lenard
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Emerson Cruz
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Viktor Nikolovski
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Michael Kilgroe
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, Emerson Cruz
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Michael Kilgroe
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Michael Lenard
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Michael Lenard
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Viktor Nikolovski

Project Information

There will be no honors option offered for PHY232/232C this semester.

Exam Information

Exam #1: Feb 11, Friday during your lecture hour in BPS 1410
Exam #2: Mar 18, Friday during your lecture hour in BPS 1410
Exam #3: Apr 08, Friday during your lecture hour in BPS 1410
Final Exam: May 2, Monday from 8:00-10:00pm Location: TBD

Online students only (sections 730 & 731):
PHY232C (online sections 730 & 731) students will take their midterm exams in BPS 1410 with section 002 from 3:00-3:50pm.

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/2011spring/phy232c/Exams/Off-campus_exams/off-campus.htm

Deadlines

The homework sets will be due at 11:59PM on Wednesdays.

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 232 (lecture sections: 001, 002 & 003):
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%.
(Online students will not have clicker questions.)

The weights for all classes add up to 102%.

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

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point.

Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm: 50 points. The midterm exams will have correction sets 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 a bonus. The correction set is not available to students who do not take the midterm exam. One double-sided, US letter-sized (8.5"x11") help sheet is allowed for each midterm exam (you may write on both sides).

Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points. The final exam will not have a correction set. Four double-sided, US letter-sized (8.5"x11") 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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         Week        | Chapter, Topic
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(1)  01/10 --- 01/14 | Intro, Ch 20 Electric Force and Fields
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(2)  01/17 -- Monday | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
     01/19 --- 01/21 | Ch 21 Electric Potential
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(3)  01/24 --- 01/28 | Ch 22 Current & Resistance
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(4)  01/31 --- 02/04 | Ch 23 Circuits
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(5)  02/07 -- Monday | Ch 23 Circuits
     02/09 -- Wednes | Midterm Review
     02/11 -- Friday | Exam #1 (1410 BPS)
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(6)  02/14 --- 02/18 | Ch 24 Magnetic Fields and Forces
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(7)  02/21 --- 02/25 | Ch 25 EM Induction and Waves
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(8)  02/28 --- 03/04 | Ch 26 AC Circuits
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     03/07 --- 03/11 | Spring Break (no classes)
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(9)  03/14 -- Monday | Ch 26 AC Circuits
     03/16 -- Wednes | Midterm Review
     03/18 -- Friday | Exam #2 (1410 BPS)
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(10) 03/21 --- 03/25 | Ch 18 Ray Optics, Ch 19 Optical Instruments
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(11) 03/28 --- 04/01 | Ch 19 Optical Instr., Ch 17 Wave Optics
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(12) 04/04 -- Monday | Ch 17 Wave Optics
     04/06 -- Wednes | Midterm Review
     04/08 -- Friday | Exam #3 (1410 BPS)
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(13) 04/11 --- 04/15 | Ch 27 Relativity, Ch 28 Quantum Physics
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(14) 04/18 --- 04/22 | Ch 28 Quantum, Ch 29 Atoms & Molecules
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(15) 04/25 --- 04/27 | Ch 30 Nuclear Physics
     04/29 -- Friday | Final Review
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     05/02 -- Monday | Final Exam: 8:00-10:00 PM Location: TBA
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Textbook

Knight, Jones, Field: College Physics (A Strategic Approach), Volume 2.

Lecture sections 001, 002 & 003 will also need an i>Clicker for class participation/quizzes during lectures.
Online students do not need to buy clickers.