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

Course Coordinator: | Tibor Nagy, Corey Musolff |

Teaching Assistant: | Zhengrong Qian |

E-mail: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu

Web:

PHY 233B: Dr. Corey Musolff

E-mail: musolffc@msu.edu

Zoom office hours: Tuesday 5:30 PM

Passcode: 715260

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

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.

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.

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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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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.

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