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Last updated: Mon May 18 01:41:05 pm 2020 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B Summer 2020

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Corey Musolff
Exam Proctor: Examity Proctor

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Instructor Information

Dr. Corey Musolff
Office: BPS 1253.
Email: musolffc@msu.edu.

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: BPS 1253.
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu,
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/.

Course Description

PHY 184B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: electrostatics, direct circuits, magnetostatics, induction, alternating circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics, special relativity.

Prerequisites

Physics I: (PHY 183(B) or PHY 233B or PHY 193H or LBS 164) and Calculus II: MTH 133.

Project Information

Honors option is not be available for PHY 184B.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 09, Tuesday, 60 minutes, online, after 6:00 PM EDT, 24 hour time window,
Exam #2: July 07, Tuesday, 60 minutes, online, after 6:00 PM EDT, 24 hour time window,
Exam #3: July 28, Tuesday, 60 minutes, online, after 6:00 PM EDT, 24 hour time window,
Final Exam: August 11, Tuesday, 120 minutes, online, after 6:00 PM EDT, 24 hour time window.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 US letter sized handwritten help sheet is allowed together with the sheets from the previous midterm exams. On the final exam four one-sided help sheets (three from the midterm exams and a fourth sheet) are allowed. The midterm exams will have correction as a homework: 30% of the positive difference between the correction and the exam will be added to your exam score as bonus. The final exam will not have correction.

For the exams you will need a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two or three sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID (MSU student ID or driver's license). Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

All the students will take the exams online through LON-CAPA. The online exams will be proctored through the web by Examity (www.examity.com). The proctoring fee will be covered by MSU. For web proctoring you will need a modern computer with web camera, microphone, speakers and a reliable high speed internet connection.

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: Homework: 27%; Midterm Exams: 3x16% = 48%; Final Exam: 25%.

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 | Reading assignment
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01 | May 17 Su | Syllabus, Homework set #0
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02 | May 21 Th | HW 1: Ch 21: Electrostatics
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03 | May 28 Th | HW 2: Ch 22: Electric Fields
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04 | Jun 04 Th | HW 3: Ch 23: Electric Potential, Ch 24: Capacitors
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05 | Jun 09 Tu | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 21-24, online, after 6:00 PM EDT
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06 | Jun 18 Th | HW 4: Ch 25: Current and Resistance, 26: DC Circuits
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07 | Jun 25 Th | HW 5: Ch 27: Magnetism, 28: Magnetic Fields
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08 | Jul 02 Th | HW 6: Ch 29: Electromagnetic Induction
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09 | Jul 07 Tu | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 25-29: online, after 6:00 PM EDT
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10 | Jul 16 Th | HW 7: Ch 30: EM Oscillations
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11 | Jul 23 Th | HW 8: Ch 31: EM waves, Ch 32-34: Optics
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12 | Jul 28 Tu | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 30-34: online, after 6:00 PM EDT
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13 | Aug 06 Th | HW 9: Ch 35: Special Relativity
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14 | Aug 11 Tu | Final: HW 1-9, Ch 21-35, online, after 6:00 PM EDT.
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Textbook

Recommended text book: Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 2, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0960-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077409609, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5479-6 ISBN 13: 978-0077354794.)

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.