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Last updated: Thu May 14 04:23:44 pm 2009 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2009

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Richard Hallstein

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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 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).

Office Hours

If you have questions or you need help: Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 PM in room 1253 BPS or by appointment.

Exam Information

We will have online quizzes on the reading assignments every Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. We will have a 120 minute long final exam on August 17th, Monday.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 29 Fr | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | Jun 05 Fr | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 12 Fr | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 19 Fr | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 26 Fr | Chapter 4
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06 | Jul 03 Fr | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 10 Fr | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 17 Fr | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 24 Fr | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Jul 31 Fr | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 07 Fr | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 14 Fr | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 17 Mo | Final Exam
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Textbook

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