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Last updated: Thu Apr 15 02:47:47 pm 2021 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B/233B Spring 2021

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Corey Musolff
Teaching Assistant: Zhengrong Qian

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Instructor Information

PHY 183B: Dr. Tibor Nagy
E-mail: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/

PHY 233B: Dr. Corey Musolff
E-mail: musolffc@msu.edu
Zoom office hours: Tuesday 5:30 PM
https://msu.zoom.us/j/96333982077
Passcode: 715260

Teaching Assistant: Zhengrong Qian (qianzhe3@msu.edu).

Course Description

PHY 183B and 233B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: one and two dimensional kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, conservation of energy, linear momentum, conservation of momentum, system of particles, circular motion, rotational motion, static equilibrium, gravity, solids and fluids, harmonic oscillations, mechanical waves and sound.

Prerequisites

Calculus I: MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118 or equivalent.

Project Information

Honors option is not be available for this class.

Exam Information

Exam #1: February 11th, Thursday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM eastern time.
Exam #2: March 18th, Thursday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM eastern time.
Exam #3: April 15th, Thursday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 11:59 PM eastern time.
PHY 183B: Final Exam: April 29th, Thursday, 120 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 11:59 PM eastern time.

The maximum possible score on a midterm exam is 50 points, and the maximum score on the final exam is 100 points. A one-sided, hand-written, 8.5 by 11 inch US letter sized help sheet is allowed on each midterm plus the help sheet(s) from the previous midterm(s). On the final exam you are allowed to use all three help sheets. The midterm exams will have corrections as a homework: 30% of the positive difference between the correction and the exam score will be added to your exam score as bonus. The corrections are optional. The corrections can only raise your scores, they CANNOT lower your score. The eXam and the Correction scores are combined together to the Total test score as follows: If C>X, then T = X + 0.3*(C-X), otherwise T = X. The final exam will not have correction.

For the exams you will need a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, sharp pencils and an eraser. Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

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

Percentage weights:
PHY 183B: Pre- and Post-Test: 1%+1%, Homework: 35%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 14% = 42%, Final Exam: 21%, Total: 100%.
PHY 233B: Pre- and Post-Test: 1%+1%, Homework: 35%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 21% = 63%, NO Final Exam, Total: 100%.

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point. Maximum score on the midterm exams: 50 points. Maximum score on the final exam: 100 points.

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.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Homework Set and Reading assignment
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02 | Jan 20 We | HW 0: Syllabus, Ch 1: Overview
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03 | Jan 27 We | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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04 | Feb 03 We | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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05 | Feb 10 We | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
05 | Feb 11 Th | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 8PM-10PM eastern time, 60 min online.
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06 | Feb 17 We | HW 4: Ch 5: Kinetic Energy, Work, Power, Ch 6: Potential Energy
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07 | Feb 24 We | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Mar 03 We | *** Spring Period ***
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09 | Mar 10 We | HW 6: Ch 9: Circular Motion
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10 | Mar 17 We | HW 7: Ch 10: Rotation
10 | Mar 18 Th | Exam #2: HW 4-7, Ch 5-10, 8PM-10PM eastern time, 60 min online.
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11 | Mar 24 We | HW 8: Ch 11: Static Equilibrium
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12 | Mar 31 We | HW 9: Ch 12: Gravitation
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13 | Apr 07 We | HW 10: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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14 | Apr 14 We | HW 11: Ch 14: Oscillations
14 | Apr 15 Th | Exam #3: HW 8-11, Ch 11-14, 8-11:59PM eastern time, 60min online
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15 | Apr 21 We | HW 12: Ch 15: Waves, Ch 16: Sound
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FW | Apr 29 Th | PHY 183B Final: HW 1-12, Ch 1-16, 8-11:59 PM eastern, 120 min.
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Textbook

Recommended text book: Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0963-9 ISBN 13: 978-0077409630, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5483-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077354831.)

Any other calculus based physics text book will work fine, for example Randall D. Knight, Halliday-Resnick-Walker, Fishbane-Gasiorowicz-Thornton, Young-Freedman (formerly Sears and Zemansky), Giambattista-Richardson-Richardson.

We will use LON-CAPA, MSU's own free and flexible web-based course management system. If your book has a course management system bundled with, don't open it and don't try to access it, because we will not use it.

Scientific Calculator.