2. # Syllabus

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

#### 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.

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

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

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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.