Last updated: Mon Feb 6 03:46:33 pm 2006 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

Course Coordinator: | Felicia Berryman, Tibor Nagy |

Teaching Assistant (Section 001): | Tibor F Nagy 9, Michael David Youngs |

Office: 1253 BPS

Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2515

Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu, nagytibo@msu.edu

Teaching Assistant:

Mike Youngs - Mo: 6-8 PM, We: 6-8 PM, Th: 4-6 PM.

Honor students:

Abby Velie - Th: 10 AM - noon.

Andrew Baczewski - Fr: 9:30-11:30 AM.

Amit Patel - Fr: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Tuesday, Feb 14, Lecture time, Room 1415 BPS,

Tuesday, Apr 04, Lecture time, Room 1415 BPS.

Wednesday, May 03, 07:45-09:45 AM, Room 1415 BPS.

You are responsible for bringing the following to the midterm and the final exams:

(i) A calculator: All exams will require the use of a calculator. Make sure that your calculator's batteries are fresh. All other electronic devices (PDA, Cell phone, CD-Player, etc) are not allowed. The calculator must be a hand calculator not a computer, nor a device that can communicate by some means such as wireless.

(ii) Two #2 (HB) pencils to be used for filling out the computer scoring sheet.

(iii) Midterms: You may bring one two-sided 8.5 by 11 help sheet containing hand-written formulas.

(iv) Final exam: Your may bring three two-sided 8.5 by 11 help sheets.

Partial credit for corrections (PCC) works as follows: After the exam, the same set of problems is assigned as homework (the PCC set). Answers can be entered through LON-CAPA, as for any other homework until the respective due date. If your PCC score is higher than your exam score, 30% of the difference will be credited to your exam.

Quizzes will be given frequently in class. Quizzes will be based on current lecture materials, textbook, and previous homework. Quizzes are not announced and at least one quiz per week should be anticipated. The quiz will be posted on LON-CAPA prior to the week of a quiz. This gives you an opportunity to practice the methodology for the problems in advance. You will need a pocket calculator to solve them and a #2 pencil to fill out the computer scoring sheet. No makeup for quizzes will be given, but 90% score on quizzes will earn the full 10% credit towards the course grade.

There will be 14 homework assignments for which solutions are entered through the LON-CAPA system. The homework due dates are

4.0 > 92%

3.5 > 84%

3.0 > 76%

2.5 > 68%

2.0 > 60%

1.5 > 52%

1.0 > 44%

0.0 < 44%

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From ------- To | Wk, Chapter and Topic

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01/09 --- 01/13 | 01 Ch.2 Special Relativity

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01/16 -- Monday | Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

01/17 --- 01/20 | 02 Ch.2 Special Relativity, Ch.15 General Relativity

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01/23 --- 01/27 | 03 Thermodynamics I.

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01/30 --- 02/03 | 04 Thermodynamics II.

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02/06 --- 02/10 | 05 Thermodynamics III.

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02/13 --- 02/17 | 06 Ch.3 Experimental Basis of Quantum Theory

02/14 - Tuesday | Midterm #1 (covering weeks 1-5)

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02/20 --- 02/24 | 07 Ch.4 Structure of the Atom

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02/27 --- 03/03 | 08 Ch.5 Wave Properties of Matter and QM I.

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03/06 --- 03/10 | Spring Break (no classes)

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03/13 --- 03/17 | 09 Ch.6 Quantum Mechanics II.

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03/20 --- 03/24 | 10 Ch.7 The Hydrogen Atom

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03/27 --- 03/31 | 11 Ch.8 Atomic Physics

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04/03 --- 04/07 | 12 Ch.9 Statistical Physics

04/04 - Tuesday | Midterm #2 (covering weeks 6-11)

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04/10 --- 04/14 | 13 Ch.12 The Atomic Nucleus

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04/17 --- 04/21 | 14 Ch.13 Nuclear Interactions and Applications

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04/24 --- 04/28 | 15 Ch.14 Elementary Particles

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05/03 Wednesday | Final exam: 07:45-09:45 AM, BPS 1415

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Quiz explanations can be found at: