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Last updated: Fri May 27 01:26:38 pm 2016 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B/234B 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: 1253 BPS, 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 184B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: electrostatics, direct circuits, magnetostatics, induction, alternating circuits, electromagnetic waves, special relativity.

Prerequisites

Physics I: (PHY 183(B) or PHY 233B or PHY 193H or LBS 164) and Calculus II: MTH 133.

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 14, Tuesday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410,
Exam #2: July 12, Tuesday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410,
Exam #3: August 02, Tuesday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410,
Final Exam: August 16, Tuesday, 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 184B 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 184B: Homework: 22%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 16% = 48%, Final Exam: 30%.
Percent weights for PHY 234B: 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, Homework set #0
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02 | May 26 Th | HW 1: Ch 21: Electrostatics, Ch 22: Electric Fields
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03 | Jun 02 Th | HW 2: Ch 23: Electric Potential, Ch 24: Capacitors
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04 | Jun 09 Th | HW 3: Ch 25: Current and Resistance, 26: DC Circuits
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05 | Jun 14 Tu | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 21-26, 6-7 PM, BPS 1410.
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06 | Jun 23 Th | HW 4: Ch 27: Magnetism, 28: Magnetic Fields
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07 | Jun 30 Th | HW 5: Ch 29: Electromagnetic Induction
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08 | Jul 07 Th | HW 6: Ch 30: EM Oscillations and Currents
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09 | Jul 12 Tu | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 27-30: 6-7 PM, BPS 1410.
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10 | Jul 21 Th | HW 7: Ch 31: Electromagnetic waves
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11 | Jul 28 Th | HW 8: Ch 32-34: Geom. Optics, Lenses, Wave Optics
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12 | Aug 02 Tu | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 31-34: 6-7 PM, BPS 1410.
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13 | Aug 11 Th | HW 9: Ch 35: Relativity
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14 | Aug 16 Tu | Final Exam: HW 1-9, Ch 21-35, 6-8 PM, BPS 1410.
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Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 2, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0960-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077409609, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5479-6 ISBN 13: 978-0077354794.)

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