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Last updated: Thu Jun 3 09:20:19 am 2004 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B 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

Topics: special relativity, atomic and quantum physics, nuclear physics. This course is an independent study course, involving readings and problem solving. The homework problems will be given using LON-CAPA.

Prerequisites

(PHY 184 or PHY 184B or LBS 272 or PHY 294H or PHY 234B) and (MTH 234 or MTH 254H or LBS 220).

Office Hours

If you have questions or you need help: Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in room 1308 BPS.

Exam Information

We will have online quizzes on the reading assignments every Wednesday at 5:00 PM. We will have a 120 minute long final exam on August 17th.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 25 Tu | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | Jun 01 Tu | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 08 Tu | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 15 Tu | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 22 Tu | Chapter 4
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06 | Jun 29 Tu | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 06 Tu | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 13 Tu | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 20 Tu | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Jul 27 Tu | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 03 Tu | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 10 Tu | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 17 Tu | Final Exam
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Textbook

Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers,
2nd edition, Saunders College Publishing, 2000.