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Last updated: Fri May 21 12:33:34 pm 2010 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B/233B Summer 2010

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Instructor: S Mahanti

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Instructor Information

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

Course Description

PHY 183B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, momentum and energy conservation, rotational motion, gravity, oscillatory motion, wave motion and sound.
PHY 233B: on-line calculus-based physics course. (PHY 231B plus PHY 233B is equivalent to PHY 183B.) Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, momentum and energy conservation, rotational motion, gravity, oscillatory motion, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

For PHY 183B: MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.
For PHY 233B: (PHY 231 or PHY 231B) and MTH 132.

Helproom Hours

Strosacker Learning Center, room 1248 BPS.

Tuesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Michael Kilgroe
Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Xu Lu
Wednesday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Michael Kilgroe
Thursday: 9:00 AM-Noon: Xu Lu
Thursday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Michael Kilgroe, Xu Lu
Thursday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Michael Kilgroe, Xu Lu

Exam Information

PHY 183B/233B: Exam #1: Jun 16, Wednesday, 5-6 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 183B/233B: Exam #2: Jul 07, Wednesday, 5-6 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 183B/233B: Exam #3: Aug 04, Wednesday, 5-6 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
PHY 183B ONLY: Final Exam: August 18, Wednesday, 5-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
(PHY 233B doesn't have final exam.)

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 handwritten help sheet is allowed, on the final exam the three help sheets from the midterm exams are allowed.

Bring a calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils and an eraser to each exam.

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 183B:
Homework: 17%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 17% = 51%, Final Exam: 32%.

Percent weights for PHY 233B:
Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%. (PHY 233B doesn't have Final Exam.)

Grade table for both classes:
4.0 >= 92%,
3.5 >= 83%,
3.0 >= 74%,
2.5 >= 65%,
2.0 >= 56%,
1.5 >= 47%,
1.0 >= 38%,
0.0 < 38%.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | May 23 Su | Syllabus, HW #0
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02 | May 27 Th | HW 1, Ch 1,2,3: Motion, Kinematics in 1D, Vectors
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03 | Jun 03 Th | HW 2, Ch 4: Kinematics in 2D
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04 | Jun 10 Th | HW 3, Ch 5: Force and Motion
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05 | Jun 16 We | Exam #1 (HW 1-3, Ch 1-5), 5:00-6:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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06 | Jun 24 Th | HW 4-5, Ch 6,7,8 Dyn I, 3rd Law, Dyn II
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07 | Jul 01 Th | HW 6, Ch 9 Impulse and Momentum
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08 | Jul 07 We | Exam #2 (HW 4-6, Ch 6-9), 5:00-6:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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09 | Jul 15 Th | HW 7, Ch 10,11: Energy and Work
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10 | Jul 22 Th | HW 8-9, Ch 12: Rotation of a Rigid Body
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11 | Jul 29 Th | HW 10, Ch 13: Gravity
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12 | Aug 04 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 10-13), 5:00-6:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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13 | Aug 12 Th | HW 11, Ch 14 Oscillations
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14 | Aug 17 Tu | HW 12, Ch 15: Fluids and Elasticity
14 | Aug 18 We | Final Exam (Chapters 1-15), 5:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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Textbook

Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers, Pearson Addison-Wesley, Volume 1. Either the 1st edition from 2004 (ISBN 0805390081) or the 2nd edition from 2007 (ISBN 0321516710) will be fine.

We will use only the textbook. The student workbook is not required, but it can be very useful.

Don't open the Mastering Physics access kit. We will use LON-CAPA, MSU's own free and flexible course management system instead.