Last updated: Mon Jun 23 09:34:17 pm 2014 (EDT) by Michael Syphers

Prof. Michael Syphers

Office: NSCL 1151

Phone: (517) 908-7608

Email: syphers at msu.edu

Guest Instructor:

Prof. Kendall Mahn

Office: BPS xxxx

Phone: (517) 884-xxxx

Email: xxxx at pa.msu.edu

Teaching Assistants:

TA1

TA2

TA3

The course utilizes LON-CAPA. Log on at

or

PHY 183 or PHY 183B

or

PHY 193H or LBS 271.

Prof. Mahn: ** TBA **, in 1248 BPS, or at other times by appointment.

Starting TUE 9/2/2014

------------------------------------

MON: TBA

TUE: TBA

WED: TBA

THU: TBA

FRI: TBA

Key

T1 =

T2 =

T3 =

M = Prof. Mahn

S = Prof. Syphers

09/25, Exam #1, during class hour in 1410 BPS

10/23, Exam #2, during class hour in 1410 BPS

11/13, Exam #3, during class hour in 1410 BPS

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

Final Exam: date and time to be announced.

For your reference: MSU Academic Integrity Policy (please read!):

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.

Class homework score is given by (total HW points correct) / (total HW points available)

Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm is 50 points. The midterm exams will have correction exams as a homework. Thirty percent (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 points toward that exam. 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).

Each midterm exam will have an overall score of "in-class score + bonus points" (out of 50).

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.

Note: Failure to take the final exam will result in failure of the course.

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%.

Preliminary lecture notes for the week will be posted Monday mornings on LON-CAPA. Copies of the material actually presented in class will be re-posted following each class.

The following is a table (subject to updates) of the topics to be covered throughout the course, reviews, exams, and homework assignments:

The homepage for the Physics and Astronomy Department is:

The homepage for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory is:

If you took PHY 231 in Spring 2014 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.