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Last updated: Mon Jul 12 10:42:34 am 2004 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B Summer 2004

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Daniel Stump, Guy D Albertelli II, Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Chuan-Ren Chen
Teaching Assistant (Section 009): Jiwu Liu, Baradhwaj Panayancheri-Coleppa

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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 184B is an on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: electrostatics, electric currents, DC circuits, magnetostatics, induction, electromagnetic waves, AC circuits, special relativity.

Prerequisites

(PHY 181B or PHY 183 or PHY 193A or PHY 183B or PHY 193H or LBS 164) 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 16, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #2: July 07, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #3: July 28, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Final Exam: August 18, Wednesday, 6-8 PM, Room 1410 BPS.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 handwritten help sheet is allowed, on the final exam the three help sheets from the midterm exams are allowed.

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

Deadlines


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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02 | May 27 Th | Chapter 25: Electric Charges and Forces
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03 | Jun 03 Th | Chapter 26: The Electric Field
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04 | Jun 10 Th | Chapter 27: Gauss's Law
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05 | Jun 16 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 25,26,27), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 17 Th | Chapter 28: Current and Conductivity
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06 | Jun 24 Th | Chapter 29: The Electric Potential
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07 | Jul 01 Th | Chapter 30: Potential and Field
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08 | Jul 07 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 28,29,30), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
08 | Jul 08 Th | Chapter 31: Fundamentals of Circuits
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09 | Jul 15 Th | Chapter 32: The Magnetic Field
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10 | Jul 22 Th | Chapter 33: Electromagnetic Induction
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11 | Jul 28 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 31,32,33), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
11 | Jul 29 Th | Chapter 34: EM Fields and Waves
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12 | Aug 05 Th | Chapter 35: AC Circuits
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13 | Aug 12 Th | Chapter 36: Relativity
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14 | Aug 18 We | Final Exam (Chapters 25-36), 6:00-8:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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Grading Information

Percent weights:
Homework: 10%,
Midterm Exams: 3 x 20% = 60%,
Final Exam: 30%.

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%.

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 instead.