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Last updated: Tue Oct 18 12:24:27 pm 2016 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 234B Fall 2016

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Jennifer Ranae Glick

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS, Phone: (517) 884-5508.
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu.
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/.
Office hour: Thursday noon-1:00 PM, BPS 1248.

Teaching Assistant: Jennifer Glick (patte399@msu.edu).

Course Description

PHY 234B: on-line calculus-based physics course. (PHY 232(C) plus PHY 234B equals PHY 184(B).) Topics include: electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves and special relativity.

Prerequisites

(PHY 232 or PHY 232B) and MTH 133.

Helproom Hours

Teaching Assistant: Jennifer Glick (patte399@msu.edu).
Physics help room: BPS 1248, Thursday, 10:00 AM-noon or by appointment.

Exam Information

Exam #1: October 04, Tuesday, 5:20-6:20 PM, FAE 116.
Exam #2: November 01, Tuesday, 5:20-6:20 PM, FAE 116.
Exam #3: November 29, Tuesday, 5:20-6:20 PM, FAE 116.
Final Exam: This class does NOT have a final exam.

Maximum score on each midterm exam: 50 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). The midterm exams will have corrections as a homework: 30% of the positive difference between the correction and the exam 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.

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

Percent weights: Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%. There is NO Final Exam.
Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point. Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm: 50 points.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 94%
3.5 >= 86%
3.0 >= 78%
2.5 >= 70%
2.0 >= 62%
1.5 >= 54%
1.0 >= 46%
0.0 < 46%.

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 | Sep 06 Tu | Syllabus, HW 0
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02 | Sep 08 Th | HW 1: Ch 21: Electrostatics
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03 | Sep 15 Th | HW 2: Ch 22: Electric Fields
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04 | Sep 22 Th | HW 3: Ch 23: Electric Potential, Ch 24: Capacitors
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05 | Sep 29 Th | HW 4: Ch 25: Current and Resistance, 26: DC Circuits
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06 | Oct 04 Tu | Exam #1: HW 1-4, Ch 21-26. 5:20-6:20 PM, FAE 116.
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07 | Oct 13 Th | HW 5: Ch 27: Magnetism, 28: Magnetic Fields
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08 | Oct 20 Th | HW 6: Ch 29: Electromagnetic Induction
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09 | Oct 27 Th | HW 7: Ch 30: EM Oscillations and Currents
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10 | Nov 01 Tu | Exam #2: HW 5-7, Ch 27-30. 5:20-6:20 PM, FAE 116.
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11 | Nov 10 Th | HW 8: Ch 31: EM waves, Section 32.4: Snell's law
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12 | Nov 17 Th | HW 9: Ch 32-34: Geom. Optics, Lenses, Wave Optics
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13 | Nov 24 Th | HW 10: Ch 35: Relativity
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14 | Nov 29 Tu | Exam #3: HW 8-10, Ch 31-35. 5:20-6:20 PM, FAE 116.
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15 | Dec 06 Tu | Correction #3.
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16 | Finals wk | There is NO final exam in this class.
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Textbook

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.)

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