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Last updated: Sun Apr 22 06:55:17 pm 2007 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 232 Spring 2007

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Daniel Stump, Tibor Nagy, Felicia Berryman, Remco Zegers, Jon Pumplin
Teaching Assistant (Section 001): Weigang Geng 5, James Laverty, Andrew John Ratkiewicz, Christopher Gregory Dunckle, Kit Yu Lau
Teaching Assistant (Section 002): Christopher Gregory Dunckle, Kit Yu Lau, Andrew John Ratkiewicz, James Laverty, Weigang Geng 5
Teaching Assistant (Section 003): James Laverty, Andrew John Ratkiewicz, Weigang Geng 5, Christopher Gregory Dunckle, Kit Yu Lau
Teaching Assistant (Section 009): James Laverty, Kit Yu Lau, Christopher Gregory Dunckle, Andrew John Ratkiewicz, Weigang Geng 5
Teaching Assistant (Section 730): Christopher Gregory Dunckle, Kit Yu Lau, James Laverty, Andrew John Ratkiewicz, Weigang Geng 5
Teaching Assistant (Section 731): Kit Yu Lau, James Laverty, Andrew John Ratkiewicz, Christopher Gregory Dunckle, Weigang Geng 5

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Instructor Information

PHY 232, section 001: Dr. Remco Zegers
Office: W109 Cyclotron
Phone: (517) 333-6473
Email: zegers@nscl.msu.edu
Office hours: Monday 15:00-16:00, BPS 1248

PHY 232, section 002: Dr. Jon Pumplin
Office: 3240 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2126
Email: pumplin@pa.msu.edu
Office hours:

PHY 232, section 003: Dr. Tibor F. Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2515
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: Monday 16:00-17:00 in BPS 1248

PHY 232C, sections 730, 731: Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x ????
Email: stump@pa.msu.edu
Office hours:

Teaching assistants:
Andrew Ratkiewicz (ratkiew1@msu.edu, Fr 1PM-3PM, Mo 6PM-9PM, Tu 10AM-5PM, 6PM-9PM.)
Kit Yu (Rita) Lau (laukit@msu.edu, Mo 1PM-3PM, Tu 9AM-10AM, 1PM-4PM.)
James Laverty (laverty1@msu.edu, Fr 10AM-1PM, Mo 10AM-1PM, 3PM-6PM, Tu 9AM-10AM, 4PM-9PM.)
Christopher Dunckle (duncklec@msu.edu, Fr 1PM-4PM, Mo 1PM-4PM.)

Course Description

Electricity and magnetism; geometric and wave optics; special relativity; quantum mechanics; atomic and nuclear physics.

Prerequisites

PHY 231 or PHY 231B or PHY 181B or PHY 183 or PHY 183B or LBS 271 or PHY 193H or PHY 231C.

Class Hours

Room BPS 1410.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Section 003: 12:40-13:30,
Section 001: 13:50-14:40,
Section 002: 15:00-15:50.

Helproom Hours

BPS 1248.
Friday 10:00-15:00, Monday 10:00-21:00, Tuesday 9:00-21:00.

Project Information

For the Honor Option students can work in the help room for 2 hours each week helping their classmates with their homework. A 3.0 final grade or higher must be also achieved in the class.

Exam Information

Midterm #1: Feb 02, Fr, BPS 1410, PHY 232: lecture hour, PHY 232C: 16:10-17:00.
Midterm #2: Mar 16, Fr, BPS 1410, PHY 232: lecture hour, PHY 232C: 16:10-17:00.
Midterm #3: Apr 13, Fr, BPS 1410, PHY 232: lecture hour, PHY 232C: 16:10-17:00.
Final Exam: May 03, Thursday, 17:45-19:45, (5:45 PM) Wells Hall B106 and B108.

Grading Information

Percent weights:
Clicker questions: 5%. You are allowed to miss 20% of the clicker questions and you will still receive 5%.
Homework: 10%.
Midterm exams: 3 x 20% = 60%. 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: 30%. 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%.

Readings


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From ------- To | Week, Chapter, Topic
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01/08 --- 01/12 | 1 Ch 15 Electric Force and Electric Field
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01/15 -- Monday | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
01/17 --- 01/19 | 2 Ch 16 Electric Energy, Capacitance
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01/22 --- 01/26 | 3 Ch 17 Current, Resistance
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01/29 --- 01/31 | 4 Ch 18 DC Circuits
02/02 -- Friday | Midterm #1 (1410 BPS)
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02/05 --- 02/09 | 5 Ch 18-19 DC Circuits, Magnetism
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02/12 --- 02/16 | 6 Ch 20 Induction and Inductance
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02/19 --- 02/23 | 7 Ch 21 AC Circuits and EM waves
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02/26 --- 03/02 | 8 Ch 22 Properties of light
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03/05 --- 03/09 | Spring break (no classes)
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03/12 --- 03/14 | 9 Ch 23, 25 Geometric Optics, Instruments
03/16 -- Friday | Midterm #2 (1410 BPS)
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03/19 --- 03/23 | 10 Ch 24, 25 Wave Optics, Instruments
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03/26 --- 03/30 | 11 Ch 26 Relativity
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04/02 --- 04/06 | 12 Ch 27 Quantum Mechanics
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04/09 --- 04/11 | 13 Ch 28 Atomic Physics
04/13 -- Friday | Midterm #3 (1410 BPS)
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04/16 --- 04/20 | 14 Ch 29 Nuclear Physics
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04/23 --- 04/27 | 15 Ch 30 Particle Physics, Review
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05/03 -Thursday | Final: 17:45-19:45 PM. Wells Hall B106 & B108
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Textbook

Serway, Faughn: College Physics, Vol. 2, MSU edition (paperback) with H-ITT clicker. (The official 7th, 6th or 5th editions are also fine.)