2. # Syllabus

Last updated: Tue Sep 11 10:26:34 am 2012 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

## PHY 233B Fall 2012

### Michigan State University

#### Personnel

 Course Coordinator: Chien-Peng Yuan, Tibor Nagy Teaching Assistant: Nan Du, Tibor F Nagy 9, Xukun Xiang

#### Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu

#### Course Description

PHY 233B: bridging course from the algebra based PHY 231 (or equivalent) to the calculus based PHY 183. Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, work, energy, power, conservation of energy, momentum, system of particles, circular motion, rotational motion, static equilibrium, gravity, solids and fluids, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

#### Prerequisites

(PHY 231 or PHY 231C) and MTH 132.

#### Helproom Hours

Online Teaching Assistants:
Du, Nan (dunan@msu.edu),
Xiang, Xukun (xiangxuk@msu.edu).

#### Exam Information

Exam #1: Sep 26, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415,
Exam #2: Oct 24, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415,
Exam #3: Nov 28, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415.

On each midterm exam you are allowed to have a one-sided 8.5 by 11 US letter sized handwritten help sheet.

Bring a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID to each exam. Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

Percent weights: Homework: 25%, three Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%.

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.

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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | Sep 02 Su | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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02 | Sep 06 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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03 | Sep 13 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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04 | Sep 20 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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05 | Sep 26 We | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415.
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06 | Oct 04 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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07 | Oct 11 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Oct 18 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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09 | Oct 24 We | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415.
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10 | Nov 01 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrum, Ch 12: Gravitation
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11 | Nov 08 Th | HW 8: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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12 | Nov 15 Th | HW 9: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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13 | Nov 22 Th | Thanksgiving week: no homework.
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14 | Nov 28 We | Exam #3: HW 7-9, Ch 11-16, 6-7 PM, room BPS 1415.
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15 | Dec 05 We | Correction #3 only. No homework and no final exam.
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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. The bookstores will have this book under PHY 183.

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