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Last updated: Mon Dec 9 06:39:25 pm 2013 (EST) by Michael Syphers

PHY232, Fall 2013 - Introductory Physics II

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Pengpeng Zhang, Michael Syphers
Instructor: James Laverty, San Lamar
Teaching Assistant: Noah William Green, Anton G Ryabtsev, Alaina Brooke Ross

Instructor Information

PHY 232 -- Introductory Physics II

Prof. Michael Syphers
Office: NSCL 1122
Phone: (517) 908-7608
Email: syphers@msu.edu


Guest Instructor:
Prof. Pengpeng Zhang
Office: BPS 4213
Phone: (517) 884-5630
Email: zhang@pa.msu.edu

Teaching Assistants:
Anton Ryabtsev
Alaina Ross
Noah Green

Course Description

This course is the second semester of a 2-semester sequence of introductory physics. Armed with the foundations of the basic concepts of kinematics, momentum, force, work, and energy, this semester investigates the topics of electricity and magnetism; geometric and wave optics of light and other electromagnetic waves; and themes of modern physics including special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics.

The course utilizes LON-CAPA. Log on at https://loncapa.msu.edu .

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: Tu Th, 6:20 PM - 7:30 PM, BPS 1410

Office Hours

Prof. Syphers: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in 1248 BPS, or at other times by appointment.

Prof. Zhang: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m., in 1248 BPS, or at other times by appointment.

Helproom Hours

HelpRoom hours for PHY232 TAs in BPS 1248
Starting TUE 9/3/2013
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MON: 11am-2pm (An), 3-6pm (N), 8-9pm (N)
TUE: 10am-noon (An), 3-5pm (Al), 5-6pm (Z), 7:30-8:30pm (S)
WED: 10am-noon (An), 3-5pm (N)
THU: 10am-4pm (Al), 5-6pm (Z)
FRI: 9am-noon (An), 3-5pm (N)

Key
An = Anton
Al = Alaina
N = Noah
Z = Prof. Zhang
S = Prof. Syphers

Project Information

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

Exam Information

Midterm Exams will be held on the following Tuesdays:

10/01, Exam #1, during class hour in 1410 BPS
10/29, Exam #2, during class hour in 1410 BPS
11/19, Exam #3, during class hour in 1410 BPS

Reviews of the exam material will be held during the previous Thursday classes.

12/10 -- Final Exam, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m., in VMC Room E100.



For your reference: MSU Academic Integrity Policy (please read!):
https://www.msu.edu/unit/ombud/academic-integrity/index.html

Deadlines

The homework sets will be due at 11:59PM on Fridays. Correction Exams will be due by 11:59PM on the Friday following the original exam.

Grading Information

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

The weights for all classes add up to 102%.

Clicker questions: Correct answer: 1 point. Incorrect answer: 0 points. Not present: 0 points.
Final clicker score determined by: score = minimum of [ 1, (1.5 times No. Q's correct)/(Total No. Q's) ]

Homework: All homework questions are worth the same; 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 (a little), but it will not be raised.

Readings



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          Week        | Chapter, Topic
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(01) 08/29 -- Thurs   | Introduction; Charges and Electric Force
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(02) 09/03 -– 09/05   | Ch 15 Electric Force and Fields
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(03) 09/10 -- 09/12   | Ch 16 Electric Potential
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(04) 09/17 -- 09/19   | Ch 17 Electric Circuits
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(05) 09/24 –- Tues    | Ch 18 Introduction to Magnetism
     09/26 -- Thurs   | Midterm Review (Chs. 15-17)
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(06) 10/01 –- Tues    | Exam #1 (1410 BPS)
     10/03 -- Thurs   | Ch 18 Magnetic Force, Fields
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(07) 10/08 -- 10/10   | Ch 19 Electromagnetic Induction and AC
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(08) 10/15 -- 10/17   | Ch 20 AC, EM Waves
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(09) 10/22 -- Tues    | Ch 21 Introduction to Optics
     10/24 -- Thurs   | Midterm Review (Chs. 18-20)
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(10) 10/29 -- Tues    | Exam #2 (1410 BPS)
     10/31 -- Thurs   | Ch 21 Geometrical Optics
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(11) 11/05 -- 11/07   | Ch 22 Wave Optics
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(12) 11/12 -- Tues    | Ch 22 Wave Optics, Ch 20 Relativity
     11/14 -- Thurs   | Ch 23 Quantum Physics, Mid. Review (Chs. 21-22)
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(13) 11/19 -- Tues    | Exam #3 (1410 BPS)
     11/21 -- Thurs   | Ch 24 Atomic Physics
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(14) 11/26            | Ch 25/26 Nuclear and Particle Physics
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(15) 12/03 -- Tues    | Present Questions in Modern Physics
     12/05 -- Thurs   | Final Review (ALL)
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     12/10 -- Tues    | Final Exam: 8:00-10:00pm,
                      |    Location: VMC E100
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Textbook

Rex and Wolfson: Essential College Physics, Volume 2

If you took PHY 231 in Spring 2012 and purchased the complete book/set you do NOT need to purchase this. You will also need an i>Clicker for class participation/quizzes during lectures.