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Last updated: Mon Mar 7 12:13:00 pm 2016 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B/233B Summer 2015

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Corey Musolff
Exam Proctor: Examity Proctor
Teaching Assistant: Alexander Daniel Kreger, Zachary Matheson, Dan Liu, Michael Joseph Yarzebinski, Qi Wang, Benjamin Thomas Loseth

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Instructor Information

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

Teaching Assistants:
Spencer E Ammerman (ammerma9@msu.edu),
Alexander Daniel Kreger (kregera3@msu.edu),
Dan Liu (liudan2@msu.edu, 2nd half),
Benjamin Thomas Loseth (losethbe@msu.edu, 1st half),
Zachary Matheson (mathes18@msu.edu),
Qi Wang (wangqi19@msu.edu, 2nd half),
Michael Joseph Yarzebinski (yarzebin@msu.edu).

Course Description

PHY 183B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, work, energy, power, conservation of energy and momentum, circular motion, rotational motion, gravity, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Helproom Hours

Teaching Assistants: Spencer E Ammerman (ammerma9@msu.edu), Alexander Daniel Kreger (kregera3@msu.edu), Dan Liu (liudan2@msu.edu, 2nd half), Benjamin Thomas Loseth (losethbe@msu.edu, 1st half), Zachary Matheson (mathes18@msu.edu), Qi Wang (wangqi19@msu.edu, 2nd half), Michael Joseph Yarzebinski (yarzebin@msu.edu).

Help room (BPS 1248) schedule:
Tu: 10AM-noon: Alex; noon-2PM: Alex; 2-4PM: Zach; 4-6PM: Dan, Qi, Zach; 6-8PM: Dan, Qi.
We: 10AM-noon: Mike; noon-2PM: Mike; 2-4PM: Alex, Mike, Spencer, Zach; 4-6PM: Alex, Ben, Dan, Mike, Qi, Spencer, Zach; 6-8PM: Ben, Qi.
Th: 4-6PM: Ben, Dan, Spencer; 6-8PM: Ben, Spencer.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 15, Monday, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415,
Exam #2: July 13, Monday, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415,
Exam #3: August 03, Monday, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415,
Final Exam: August 17, Monday, 6-8 PM, room BPS 1415.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 US letter sized handwritten help sheet is allowed. On the final exam four help sheets (three from the midterm exams and a fourth sheet) are allowed. The midterm exams will have correction as a homework: 30% of the positive difference between the correction and the exam will be added to your exam score as bonus. The final exam will not have correction.

Bring a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID to each exam. Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

Deadlines

Students with Disabilities: MSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Requests for accommodations by persons with disabilities may be made by contacting the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at 517-884-RCPD or on the web at rcpd.msu.edu. Once your eligibility for an accommodation has been determined, you will be issued a verified individual services accommodation (VISA) form. Please present this form to your instructor at the start of the term no later than the end of the first week of class. Requests received after this date may not be honored.

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 183B: Homework: 22%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 16% = 48%, Final Exam: 30%.
Percent weights for PHY 233B: Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%, NO Final Exam.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 94%,
3.5 >= 86%,
3.0 >= 78%,
2.5 >= 70%,
2.0 >= 62%,
1.5 >= 54%,
1.0 >= 46%,
0.0 < 46%.

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

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | May 24 Su | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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02 | May 28 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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03 | Jun 04 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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04 | Jun 11 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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05 | Jun 15 Mo | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415.
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06 | Jun 25 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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07 | Jul 02 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Jul 09 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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09 | Jul 13 Mo | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415.
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10 | Jul 23 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrum, Ch 12: Gravitation
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11 | Jul 30 Th | HW 8: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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12 | Aug 03 Mo | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 11-13, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415.
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13 | Aug 13 Th | HW 9: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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14 | Aug 17 Mo | Final Exam: HW 1-9, Ch 1-16, 6-8 PM, BPS 1415.
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Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0963-9 ISBN 13: 978-0077409630, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5483-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077354831.)

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