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Last updated: Wed May 9 03:40:51 pm 2012 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2012

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy

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Instructor Information

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

Course Description

Topics: special relativity, atomic and quantum physics, nuclear physics. This course is an independent study course, involving readings and problem solving. The homework problems and quizzes will be given using LON-CAPA.

Prerequisites

(PHY 184 or PHY 184B or LBS 272 or PHY 294H or PHY 234B) and (MTH 234 or MTH 254H or LBS 220).

Exam Information

We will have online quizzes every Friday afternoon. The quizzes will be 30 minutes long. You can start taking the quizzes anytime between 1 PM and 10 PM on Fridays. We will have a 120 minutes long final exam on August 13th, Monday from 1 to 3 PM.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 27 Su | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | Jun 03 Su | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 10 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 17 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 24 Su | Chapter 4
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06 | Jul 01 Su | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 08 Su | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 15 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 22 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Jul 29 Su | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 05 Su | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 12 Su | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 13 Mo | Final Exam: 1-3 PM, BPS 1253.
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Textbook

Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Saunders College Publishing, 2nd or 3rd edition.