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Last updated: Fri May 13 01:39:56 pm 2011 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2011

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@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 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 on the reading assignments every Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. We will have a 120 minute long final exam on August 15th, Monday from 1 to 3 PM.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 29 Su | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | Jun 05 Su | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 12 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 19 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 26 Su | Chapter 4
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06 | Jul 03 Su | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 10 Su | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 17 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 24 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Jul 31 Su | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 07 Su | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 14 Su | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 15 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, 2nd or 3rd edition.