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Last updated: Thu Jun 23 02:50:03 pm 2011 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B Summer 2011

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Richard Hallstein
Instructor: Wolfgang Bauer, Phillip Duxbury
Teaching Assistant: Eric Christopher Gingrich, Leshawna Lee Valdez, Gavriil Igorevich Shchedrin

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@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, work, energy, power, conservation of energy and momentum, circular motion, rotational motion, gravity, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Helproom Hours

Physics Learning Center, room BPS 1248.

Teaching Assistants:
LeShawna Valdez (svaldez@msu.edu)
Gabriel Shchedrin (gavriil@msu.edu)

Tuesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Gabriel
Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: LeShawna
Wednesday: 6:00-9:00 PM: LeShawna
Thursday: 9:00 AM-noon: LeShawna
Thursday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Gabriel
Thursday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Gabriel

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 15, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, Anthony Hall, ANH 1281,
Exam #2: July 06, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, Anthony Hall, ANH 1281,
Exam #3: July 27, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, Anthony Hall, ANH 1281,
Final Exam: August 17, Wednesday, 4-6 PM, Anthony Hall, ANH 1281.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 US letter sized handwritten help sheet is allowed. On the final exam four help sheets (three from the midterm exams and a fourth sheet) are allowed.

Bring a calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID to each exam.

Grading Information

Percent weights: Homework: 17%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 17% = 51%, Final Exam: 32%.

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

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 15 We | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 4-5 PM, ANH 1281.
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06 | Jun 23 Th | HW 4: Ch 5: Energy, Work, Power, Ch 6: Pot. En.
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07 | Jun 30 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum and Collisions
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08 | Jul 06 We | Exam #2: HW 4-5, Ch 5-7, 4-5 PM, ANH 1281.
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09 | Jul 14 Th | HW 6: Ch 8: Systems of Particles, Ch 9: Circ. Motion
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10 | Jul 21 Th | HW 7: Ch 10: Rotation, Ch 11: Static Equilibrum
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11 | Jul 27 We | Exam #3: HW 6-7, Ch 8-11, 4-5 PM, ANH 1281.
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12 | Aug 04 Th | HW 8: Ch 12: Gravitation
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13 | Aug 11 Th | HW 9: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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14 | Aug 15 Mo | HW 10: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
14 | Aug 17 We | Final Exam: HW 1-10, Ch 1-16, 4-6 PM, ANH 1281.
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Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill, 1st edition, ISBN 978-0-07-336795-8.

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