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Last updated: Tue May 18 03:08:47 pm 2004 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 233B Summer 2004

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Guy D Albertelli II, 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 233B is an on-line calculus-based physics course. (PHY 231B plus PHY 233B is equivalent to PHY 183B.) Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, statics, momentum and energy conservation, rotational motion, gravity, oscillatory motion, fluids and elasticity.

Prerequisites

(PHY 231 or PHY 231B) and MTH 132.

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.
(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.

Deadlines


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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02 | May 27 Th | Chapters 1,2,3: Motion, Kinematics, Vectors
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03 | Jun 03 Th | Chapter 4: Force and Motion
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04 | Jun 10 Th | Chapter 5: Dynamics I.
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05 | Jun 16 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 17 Th | Chapter 6: Dynamics II.
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06 | Jun 24 Th | Chapter 7: Dynamics III.
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07 | Jul 01 Th | Chapter 8: Newton's Third Law
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08 | Jul 07 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 6,7,8), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
08 | Jul 08 Th | Chapter 9: Impulse and Momentum
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09 | Jul 15 Th | Chapters 10,11: Energy, Work
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10 | Jul 22 Th | Chapter 12: Gravity
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11 | Jul 28 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 9-12), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
11 | Jul 29 Th | Chapter 13: Rotation of a Rigid Body
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12 | Aug 05 Th | Chapter 14: Oscillations
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13 | Aug 12 Th | Chapter 15: Fluids and Elasticity
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14 | Aug 18 We | Final Exam (Chapters 1-15), 6:00-8:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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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%.

Textbook

Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2004, Volume 1.

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