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Last updated: Wed Mar 23 11:36:13 am 2005 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 234B Summer 2005

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Daniel Stump

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2515
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu

Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2035
Email: stump@pa.msu.edu

Course Description

Physics 234B is an on-line calculus-based physics course. (PHY 232B plus PHY
234B equals PHY 184B.) Topics include: electricity and magnetism,
electromagnetic waves and light, geometric and wave optics.

Prerequisites

(PHY 232 or PHY 232B) and MTH 133.

Helproom Hours

Strosacker Learning Center, room 1248 BPS. (Due to the remodeling of the
Learning Center, room 1240 BPS will also be used as a helproom. The sign
on the door of the Learning Center will always clearly tell where the
helproom is.)

Tuesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Wednesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Thursday: 9:00 AM - noon, 1:00 - 4:00 PM 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 15, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #2: July 06, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #3: July 27, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
(There is no Final Exam.)

On the exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 handwritten help sheet is allowed.

Bring a calculator and two sharp #2 (HB) pencils to each exam.

Grading Information

Percent weights:
Homework: 25%,
Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%.
(There is no Final Exam.)

Grade table:
4.0 >= 90%,
3.5 >= 81%,
3.0 >= 72%,
2.5 >= 63%,
2.0 >= 54%,
1.5 >= 45%,
1.0 >= 36%,
0.0 < 36%.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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02 | May 26 Th | Chapter 25: Electric Charges and Forces
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03 | Jun 02 Th | Chapter 26: The Electric Field
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04 | Jun 09 Th | Chapter 27: Gauss's Law
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05 | Jun 15 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 25,26,27), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 16 Th | Chapter 28: Current and Conductivity
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06 | Jun 23 Th | Chapter 29: The Electric Potential
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07 | Jun 30 Th | Chapter 30: Potential and Field
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08 | Jul 06 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 28,29,30), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
08 | Jul 07 Th | Chapter 31: Fundamentals of Circuits
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09 | Jul 14 Th | Chapter 32: The Magnetic Field
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10 | Jul 21 Th | Chapter 33: Electromagnetic Induction
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11 | Jul 27 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 31,32,33), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
11 | Jul 28 Th | Chapter 34: EM Fields and Waves
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12 | Aug 04 Th | Chapter 35: AC Circuits
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13 | Aug 11 Th | Chapter 36: Relativity
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14 | Aug 17 We | Final Exam (Chapters 25-36), 6:00-8:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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Textbook

Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers, Pearson
Addison-Wesley, 2004, Volume 4.

We will use only the textbook. Don't open the student access kit. We will
use the LON-CAPA course system istead.