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Last updated: Wed May 23 02:06:07 pm 2007 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B/233B Summer 2007

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Felicia Berryman, 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

PHY 183B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, momentum and energy conservation, rotational motion, gravity, oscillatory motion, wave motion and sound.
PHY 233B: 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

For PHY 183B: MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.
For PHY 233B: (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 Information

PHY 183B/233B: Exam #1: Jun 13, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 183B/233B: Exam #2: Jul 11, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 183B/233B: Exam #3: Aug 08, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
PHY 183B ONLY: Final Exam: August 15, Wednesday, 6-8 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
(PHY 233B doesn't have final exam.)

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 handwritten help sheet is allowed, on the final exam the three help sheets from the midterm exams are allowed.

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

Grading Information

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 183B:
Homework: 10%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 20% = 60%, Final Exam: 30%.

Percent weights for PHY 233B:
Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%. (PHY 233B doesn't have Final Exam.)

Grade table for both classes:
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 24 Th | Chapters 1,2,3: Motion, Kinematics, Vectors
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03 | May 31 Th | Chapter 4: Force and Motion
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04 | Jun 07 Th | Chapter 5: Dynamics I.
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05 | Jun 13 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 14 Th | Chapter 6: Dynamics II.
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06 | Jun 21 Th | Chapter 7: Dynamics III.
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07 | Jun 28 Th | Chapter 8: Newton's Third Law
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08 | Jul 05 Th | Chapter 9: Impulse and Momentum
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09 | Jul 11 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 6-9), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
09 | Jul 12 Th | Chapters 10,11: Energy, Work
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10 | Jul 19 Th | Chapter 12: Gravity
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11 | Jul 26 Th | Chapter 13: Rotation of a Rigid Body
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12 | Aug 02 Th | Chapter 14: Oscillations
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13 | Aug 08 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 10-14), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
13 | Aug 09 Th | Chapter 15: Fluids and Elasticity
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14 | Aug 15 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 instead.