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Last updated: Wed May 14 11:32:24 am 2014 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2014

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Exam Proctor: Examity Proctor
Instructor: Corey Musolff
Teaching Assistant: Noah William Green

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: BPS 1253, Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/

Teaching Assistant: Noah Green (greennoa@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 and quizzes 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).

Exam Information

We will have online quizzes every Friday. The quizzes will be 30 minutes long. You can start taking the quizzes anytime between 8 AM and 10 PM on Fridays. We will have a 120 minutes long final exam on August 11th, Monday from 1 to 3 PM.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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02 | May 25 Su | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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03 | Jun 01 Su | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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04 | Jun 08 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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05 | Jun 15 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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06 | Jun 22 Su | Chapter 4
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07 | Jun 29 Su | Chapter 5
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08 | Jul 06 Su | Chapter 6
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09 | Jul 13 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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10 | Jul 20 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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11 | Jul 27 Su | Chapter 8
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12 | Aug 03 Su | Chapter 12
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13 | Aug 10 Su | Chapter 13
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14 | Aug 11 Mo | Final Exam: 1-3 PM, BPS 1253.
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Textbook

Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Saunders College Publishing. (4th, 3rd or 2nd editions are all fine. 4th edition: ISBN 10: 1-133-10372-3 ISBN 13: 978-1133103721, 3rd edition: ISBN 10: 0-534-41781-7 ISBN 13: 978-0534417819.)