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Last updated: Thu Mar 12 01:17:38 pm 2020 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 192 Spring 2020

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Milos Radomir Sretenovic, David Buell Greene, Elliot Daniel Wozniak

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: David Greene (green213@msu.edu), Milos Sretenovic (sretenov@msu.edu), Elliot Wozniak (woznia62@msu.edu).

Course Description

Laboratory measurements in geometric and wave optics, in electromagnetism and in modern physics with error analysis included.

Prerequisites

PHY 184(B) or PHY 294H or PHY 232(C) or LBS 272.
Restrictions: not open to students with credit in PHY 252 or LBS 272L.

Class Hours


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Section 001: Monday, 11:30-02:20 PM: Tibor Nagy
Section 002: Monday, 03:00-05:50 PM: David Greene
Section 003: Monday, 06:00-08:50 PM: David Greene
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Section 004: Tuesday, 11:30-02:20 PM: Milos Sretenovic
Section 005: Tuesday, 03:00-05:50 PM: Milos Sretenovic
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Section 006: Wednesday, 11:30-02:20 PM: Elliot Wozniak
Section 007: Wednesday, 03:00-05:50 PM: Elliot Wozniak
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Deadlines


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Wk | Experiment
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01 | Jan 06 | Syllabus, LON-CAPA. No labs this week.
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02 | Jan 13 | Exp 1 (single): Snell's Law of refraction.
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03 | Jan 20 | Martin Luther King Jr. day: NO labs this week.
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04 | Jan 27 | Exp 2a (double): Diffraction and Interference I.
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05 | Feb 03 | Exp 2b (double): Diffraction and Interference II.
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06 | Feb 10 | Exp 3a (double): Spectrometer I.
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07 | Feb 17 | Exp 3b (double): Spectrometer II.
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08 | Feb 24 | Exp 4a (double): Electron: Charge to Mass Ratio I.
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** | Mar 02 | ***** Spring Break *****
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09 | Mar 09 | Exp 4b (double): Electron: Charge to Mass Ratio II.
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10 | Mar 16 | No labs this week. Restructuring (perestroika).
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11 | Mar 23 | Exp 5a (double): Radioactivity of Atomic Nuclei I.
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12 | Mar 30 | Exp 5b (double): Radioactivity of Atomic Nuclei II.
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13 | Apr 06 | Exp 6a (double): Radioactivity of Atomic Nuclei III.
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14 | Apr 13 | Exp 6b (double): Radioactivity: Uncertainties.
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15 | Apr 20 | Solo Lab.
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16 | Apr 27 | No final exam in this class.
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Grading Information

Percentage weights: six lab measurements with the lowest lab dropped: 6 x 10% = 60%, solo lab: 20%, homework 20%.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 92%,
3.5 >= 84%,
3.0 >= 76%,
2.5 >= 68%,
2.0 >= 60%,
1.5 >= 52%,
1.0 >= 44%,
0.0 < 44%.

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

The Spartan Code of Honor: As a Spartan, I will strive to uphold values of the highest ethical standard. I will practice honesty in my work, foster honesty in my peers, and take pride in knowing that honor is worth more than grades. I will carry these values beyond my time as a student at Michigan State University, continuing the endeavor to build personal integrity in all that I do.

Textbook

John R. Taylor: An introduction to error analysis: the study of uncertainties in physical measurements, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-935702-75-0, Publisher: University Science Books.

Scientific calculator.