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Last updated: Fri May 27 01:28:10 pm 2016 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B/233B Summer 2016

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Corey Musolff
Exam Proctor: Examity Proctor
Teaching Assistant: Spencer E Ammerman, Jesse Joseph Sakstrup, Spencer Morin Sims, Tyler Alden Cochran

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: BPS 1253, Phone: (517) 884-5508,
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu,
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/.

Teaching Assistants: Spencer Ammerman (ammerma9@msu.edu), Tyler Cochran (cochra96@msu.edu), Jesse Sakstrup (sakstrup@msu.edu), Spencer Sims (simsspen@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, work, energy, power, conservation of energy and momentum, circular motion, rotational motion, static equilibrium, gravity, solids and fluids, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

Calculus I: MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Helproom Hours

Teaching Assistants: Spencer Ammerman (ammerma9@msu.edu), Tyler Cochran (cochra96@msu.edu), Jesse Sakstrup (sakstrup@msu.edu), Spencer Sims (simsspen@msu.edu).

Help room (BPS 1248) schedule:
Tuesday, noon-2 PM: Spencer A, 2-4 PM: Jesse, 4-6 PM: Spencer S, 6-8 PM: Spencer S.
Wednesday, noon-2 PM: Jesse, 2-4 PM: Jesse, 4-6 PM: Tyler, 6-8 PM: Spencer S.
Thursday, noon-2 PM: Spencer A, 2-4 PM: Spencer A, 4-6 PM: Tyler, 6-8 PM: Tyler.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 13, Monday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410,
Exam #2: July 11, Monday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410,
Exam #3: August 01, Monday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410,
Final Exam: August 15, Monday, 6-8 PM, BPS 1410.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 US letter sized handwritten help sheet is allowed together with the sheets from the previous exams. On the final exam (in the PHY 183B class) four one-sided help sheets (three from the midterm exams and a fourth sheet) are allowed. The midterm exams will have correction as a homework: 30% of the positive difference between the correction and the exam will be added to your exam score as bonus. The final exam will not have correction.

For the exams (paper or online) you will need a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID (MSU student ID or driver's license). Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

Local students (students in section 730) within a one hour driving distance will take the exams on paper here at MSU. Long distance students (students in section 731) will take the exams online through LON-CAPA. The online exams will be proctored through the web by Examity. The proctoring fee will be covered by MSU. For web proctring you will need a modern computer with web camera and a high speed internet connection.

Deadlines

Students with Disabilities: MSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Requests for accommodations by persons with disabilities may be made by contacting the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at 517-884-RCPD or on the web at rcpd.msu.edu. Once your eligibility for an accommodation has been determined, you will be issued a verified individual services accommodation (VISA) form. Please present this form to your instructor at the start of the term no later than the end of the first week of class. Requests received after this date may not be honored.

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 183B: Homework: 22%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 16% = 48%, Final Exam: 30%.
Percent weights for PHY 233B: Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%, NO Final Exam.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 94%,
3.5 >= 86%,
3.0 >= 78%,
2.5 >= 70%,
2.0 >= 62%,
1.5 >= 54%,
1.0 >= 46%,
0.0 < 46%.

This grading scale might be lowered, but it will not be raised.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | May 22 Su | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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02 | May 26 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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03 | Jun 02 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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04 | Jun 09 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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05 | Jun 13 Mo | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410.
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06 | Jun 23 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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07 | Jun 30 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Jul 07 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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09 | Jul 11 Mo | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410.
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10 | Jul 21 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrium, Ch 12: Gravitation
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11 | Jul 28 Th | HW 8: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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12 | Aug 01 Mo | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 11-13, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410.
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13 | Aug 11 Th | HW 9: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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14 | Aug 15 Mo | Final Exam: HW 1-9, Ch 1-16, 6-8 PM, BPS 1410.
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Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0963-9 ISBN 13: 978-0077409630, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5483-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077354831.)

We will use LON-CAPA, MSU's own free and flexible web-based course management system.