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Last updated: Thu May 4 12:36:33 pm 2006 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 233B Summer 2006

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Daniel Stump

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2515
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu

Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2035
Email: stump@pa.msu.edu

Course Description

Physics 233B is an on-line calculus-based physics course. (PHY 231B plus PHY 233B is equivalent to PHY 183B.) Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, momentum and energy conservation, rotational motion, gravity, oscillatory motion, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

(PHY 231 or PHY 231B) and MTH 132.

Helproom Hours

Strosacker Learning Center, room 1248 BPS.
Tuesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Wednesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Thursday: 9:00 AM - noon, 1:00 - 4:00 PM 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 14, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #2: July 05, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #3: July 26, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
(There is no Final Exam.)

On the exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 handwritten help sheet is allowed.

Bring a calculator and two sharp #2 (HB) pencils to each exam.

Grading Information

Percent weights:
Homework: 25%,
Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%.
(There is no Final Exam.)

Grade table:
4.0 >= 92%,
3.5 >= 83%,
3.0 >= 74%,
2.5 >= 65%,
2.0 >= 56%,
1.5 >= 47%,
1.0 >= 38%,
0.0 < 38%.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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02 | May 25 Th | Chapters 1,2,3: Motion, Kinematics, Vectors
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03 | Jun 01 Th | Chapter 4: Force and Motion
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04 | Jun 08 Th | Chapter 5: Dynamics I.
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05 | Jun 14 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 15 Th | Chapter 6: Dynamics II.
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06 | Jun 22 Th | Chapter 7: Dynamics III.
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07 | Jun 29 Th | Chapter 8: Newton's Third Law
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08 | Jul 05 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 6,7,8), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
08 | Jul 06 Th | Chapter 9: Impulse and Momentum
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09 | Jul 13 Th | Chapters 10,11: Energy, Work
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10 | Jul 20 Th | Chapter 12: Gravity
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11 | Jul 26 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 9-12), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
11 | Jul 27 Th | Chapter 13: Rotation of a Rigid Body
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12 | Aug 03 Th | Chapter 14: Oscillations
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13 | Aug 10 Th | Chapter 15: Fluids and Elasticity
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14 | Aug 16 We | Final Exam (Chapters 1-15), 6:00-8:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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Textbook

Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2004, Volume 1.

We will use only the textbook. Don't open the student access kit. We will use the LON-CAPA course system istead.