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Last updated: Thu May 8 10:53:04 am 2014 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2013

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Tibor F Nagy 9

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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 8 AM and 10 PM on Fridays. We will have a 120 minutes long final exam on August 12th, Monday from 1 to 3 PM.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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02 | May 26 Su | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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03 | Jun 02 Su | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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04 | Jun 09 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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05 | Jun 16 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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06 | Jun 23 Su | Chapter 4
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07 | Jun 30 Su | Chapter 5
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08 | Jul 07 Su | Chapter 6
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09 | Jul 14 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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10 | Jul 21 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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11 | Jul 28 Su | Chapter 8
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12 | Aug 04 Su | Chapter 12
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13 | Aug 11 Su | Chapter 13
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14 | Aug 12 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. (4th, 3rd or 2nd editions are all fine. 4th edition: ISBN 10: 1-133-10372-3 ISBN 13: 978-1133103721, 3rd edition: ISBN 10: 0-534-41781-7 ISBN 13: 978-0534417819.)