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Last updated: Thu Jul 24 05:04:31 pm 2008 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B/233B Summer 2008

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Pawel Danielewicz
Instructor: Salameh Ahmad

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Instructor Information

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

Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5535
Email: stump@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.

First half of Summer:
Tuesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Chi Zang
Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Pampa Devi
Wednesday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Pampa Devi
Thursday: 9:00 AM-Noon: Chi Zhang
Thursday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Pampa Devi, Chi Zhang
Thursday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Pampa Devi, Chi Zhang

Second half of Summer:
Tuesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Morewell Gasseller
Tuesday: 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Tri Doan
Wednesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Morewell Gasseller, Tri Doan
Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Chong Zhai
Thursday: 9:00 AM - noon: Morewell Gasseller, Chong Zhai
Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Morewell Gasseller, Tri Doan, Chong Zhai
Thursday: 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Tri Doan, Chong Zhai

Exam Information

Exam Information

PHY 183B/233B: Exam #1: Jun 11, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 183B/233B: Exam #2: Jul 09, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 183B/233B: Exam #3: Aug 06, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
PHY 183B ONLY: Final Exam: August 13, Wednesday, 6-8 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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02 | May 22 Th | Chapters 1,2,3: Motion, Kinematics, Vectors
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03 | May 29 Th | Chapter 4: Force and Motion
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04 | Jun 05 Th | Chapter 5: Dynamics I.
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05 | Jun 11 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 1-5), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
05 | Jun 12 Th | Chapter 6: Dynamics II.
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06 | Jun 19 Th | Chapter 7: Dynamics III.
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07 | Jun 26 Th | Chapter 8: Newton's Third Law
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08 | Jul 03 Th | Chapter 9: Impulse and Momentum
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09 | Jul 09 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 6-9), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
09 | Jul 10 Th | Chapters 10,11: Energy, Work
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10 | Jul 17 Th | Chapter 12: Gravity
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11 | Jul 24 Th | Chapter 13: Rotation of a Rigid Body
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12 | Jul 31 Th | Chapter 14: Oscillations
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13 | Aug 06 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 10-14), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
13 | Aug 07 Th | Chapter 15: Fluids and Elasticity
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14 | Aug 13 We | Final Exam (Chapters 1-15), 6:00-8:00 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 or the 2nd (latest) edition from 2007 will be fine.

We will use only the textbook. Don't open the Mastering Physics access kit. We will use the LON-CAPA course system instead.