Last updated: Thu Nov 18 03:35:47 pm 2010 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

Course Coordinator: | Tibor Nagy |

Instructor: | Richard Hallstein |

Homepage:

Office: BPS 1253.

Phone: (517) 884-5508.

Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu.

Office hours: Wednesday noon - 1:00 PM, BPS 1253.

Midterm #1: Sep 28, Tuesday: 5:10-6:10 PM, BCH 101 (Biochemistry).

Midterm #2: Oct 26, Tuesday: 5:10-6:10 PM, FAE 116 (Farrall Agr Eng Hall)

Midterm #3: Nov 23, Tuesday: 5:10-6:10 PM, BCH 101 (Biochemistry).

Final exam: Dec 15, Wednesday, 5:45-7:45 PM, BPS 1410 (Biomedical Physical Sci.)

On the midterm exams a one-sided handwritten help sheet is allowed together with the sheets from the previous midterm exams. On the final exam the three one-sided help sheets from the midterms together with a fourth one-sided sheet are allowed. These can all fit on two pieces of paper.

Homework: 17%.

Three midterm exams: 3 x 17% = 51%.

Final exam: 34%.

These weights add up to 102%.

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point.

Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm: 50 points. The midterm exams will have correction exams as a homework. 30% of the positive difference between the correction exam and the in-class exam will be added to your in-class exam score as bonus.

Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points. The final exam will not have correction.

Grading scale:

4.0 >= 92%,

3.5 >= 84%,

3.0 >= 76%,

2.5 >= 68%,

2.0 >= 60%,

1.5 >= 52%,

1.0 >= 44%,

0.0 < 44%.

This grading scale might be lowered, but it will not be raised.

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Week 01 Ch 1 Mathematical Backgr., Ch 2 Motion in One Dimension

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Week 02 Ch 3 Vectors and Motion in Two Dimensions

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Week 03 Ch 4 Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion

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Week 04 Ch 5 Applying Newton's laws

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09/28 Tuesday: Exam #1: 5:10-6:10 PM, BCH 101 (Biochemistry).

Week 05 Ch 10 Energy and work

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Week 06 Ch 9 Momentum

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Week 07 Ch 6 Circular motion, Orbits and Gravity

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Week 08 Ch 7 Rotation, Static equilibrium

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10/26 Tuesday: Exam #2: 5:10-6:10 PM, FAE 116 (Farrall Agr Eng).

Week 09 Ch 8 Equilibrium and Elasticity

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Week 10 Ch 13 Fluids

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Week 11 Ch 12 Thermal properties of matter

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Week 12 Ch 11 Using energy

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11/23 Tuesday: Exam #3: 5:10-6:10 PM, BCH 101 (Biochemistry).

Week 13 Ch 14 Oscillations

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Week 14 Ch 14 Oscillations, Ch 15 Traveling Waves and Sound

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Week 15 Ch 15 Waves, Ch 16 Superposition

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12/15 Wednesday: Final Exam: 5:45-7:45 PM, BPS 1410.

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If your book came with the Mastering Physics access kit, don't open the kit. We will use the LON-CAPA course system instead.

You don't need to buy clicker, this is an online class, we don't have clicker questions.