1. LON-CAPA Logo
  2. Help
  3. Log In
 

  1. Menu »
  2. Syllabus

Last updated: Tue May 16 05:58:25 pm 2006 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B Summer 2006

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Daniel Stump, Tibor Nagy

RSS Feeds and Blogs

No available RSS Feeds and Blogs

Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2515
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu

Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2035
Email: stump@pa.msu.edu

Course Description

Physics 184B is an on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves and special relativity.

Prerequisites

(PHY 181B or PHY 183 or PHY 193A or PHY 183B or PHY 193H or LBS 164) and MTH 133.

Helproom Hours

Strosacker Learning Center, room 1248 BPS.
Tuesday: 1:00 - 5:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Wednesday: 1:00 - 5:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM,
Thursday: 9:00 AM - noon, 1:00 - 5:00 PM 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 14, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #2: July 05, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Exam #3: July 26, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
Final Exam: August 16, Wednesday, 6-8 PM, Room 1410 BPS.

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 and two sharp #2 (HB) pencils to each exam.

Grading Information

Percent weights:
Homework: 10%
Midterm Exams: 3 x 20% = 60%
Final Exam: 30%.

Grade table:
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


---------------------------------------------------------------------
Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
---------------------------------------------------------------------
02 | May 25 Th | Chapter 25: Electric Charges and Forces
---------------------------------------------------------------------
03 | Jun 01 Th | Chapter 26: The Electric Field
---------------------------------------------------------------------
04 | Jun 08 Th | Chapter 27: Gauss's Law
---------------------------------------------------------------------
05 | Jun 14 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 25,26,27), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 15 Th | Chapter 28: Current and Conductivity
---------------------------------------------------------------------
06 | Jun 22 Th | Chapter 29: The Electric Potential
---------------------------------------------------------------------
07 | Jun 29 Th | Chapter 30: Potential and Field
---------------------------------------------------------------------
08 | Jul 05 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 28,29,30), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
08 | Jul 06 Th | Chapter 31: Fundamentals of Circuits
---------------------------------------------------------------------
09 | Jul 13 Th | Chapter 32: The Magnetic Field
---------------------------------------------------------------------
10 | Jul 20 Th | Chapter 33: Electromagnetic Induction
---------------------------------------------------------------------
11 | Jul 26 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 31,32,33), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
11 | Jul 27 Th | Chapter 34: EM Fields and Waves
---------------------------------------------------------------------
12 | Aug 03 Th | Chapter 35: AC Circuits
---------------------------------------------------------------------
13 | Aug 10 Th | Chapter 36: Relativity
---------------------------------------------------------------------
14 | Aug 16 We | Final Exam (Chapters 25-36), 6:00-8:00 PM, 1410 BPS
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Textbook

Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2004, Volume 4.

We will use only the textbook. Don't open the student access kit. We will use the LON-CAPA course system istead.