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Last updated: Tue Apr 26 12:52:08 pm 2011 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183 Spring 2011

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Boyd Brown, Tibor Nagy

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Instructor Information

Prof. B. Alex Brown
Office: 203 Cyclotron
Phone: (517) 333-6328
Email: brown@nscl.msu.edu
Home Page: http://www.nscl.msu.edu/~brown
office hours: Monday 12-2 room 203 Cyclotron

Dr. Tibor F. Nagy
Office: BPS 1253
Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu
Home Page: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/
Office Hours: Friday, noon-1 PM, BPS 1253.

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Help Room – BPS 1248 (South-West corner)
Adam Wilcox (AW), Nathan Parzuchowski (NP) and JT Laverty (JTL)

Monday 2:00-3:50 (JTL)
Tuesday 10:00-3:00 (AW); 2:30-5:00 (NP)

Thursday 10:00-3:00 (NP); 2:30-5:00 (AP)
Friday 9:00-12:00; 12:30-5:00 (JTL)

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PAL (Peer Assisted Learning)

Sunday: 4-5:30 pm 2400 EB (Engineering Building)
7:30-8:30 pm 2400 EB
8:30-10:00 pm C106 Wonders Hall

Tuesday: 7:30-10:00 pm 2400 EB
7:00-10:00 pm C106 Wonders Hall

Wednesday: 7:30-10:00 pm 2400 EB
7:00-10:00 pm C106 Wonders Hall

Thursday: 7:30-10:00 pm 2400 EB
7:00-10:00 pm C106 Wonders Hall

Course Description

Introductory 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.

Prerequisites

MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118. Not open to students with credit in: LBS 271 or PHY 181B or PHY 183 or PHY 193H or PHY 231 or PHY 231B or PHY 231C.

Class Hours

Section 001: from 4:10 to 5:00 PM on Mo, Tu, We, Th in room BPS 1410.
Section 002: from 5:10 to 6:00 PM on Mo, Tu, We, Th in room BPS 1410.

Exam Information

There will be twelve 40 minute long midterm exams and one 2-hour final exam. The midterm exams will be given in class every Monday and will cover the material presented the previous week.

The final exam is on Thursday, May 5th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, in Anthony Hall, in room ANH 1281.

For the exams each student should bring a picture ID, two #2 pencils, an eraser, a calculator with fresh batteries. Graphing calculators are allowed, but not necessary.

All exams are closed book. For each midterm exam you are allowed to have an index card not larger than 5 by 8 inches in size with formulas, laws and graphs written by hand on both sides. For the final exam you are allowed to have ONE double sided handwritten 8.5 by 11 inch US letter sized help sheet or TWO single sided sheets.

Deadlines

There will be 14 homework sets. The homework sets will usually cover one chapter and they will always be due on Sunday at midnight.

Grading Information

Percentage weights:
Homework: 20%.
10 out of 12 exams: 55% (the two lowest midterms will be dropped).
Final exam: 25%.

Grading scale for the class:
4.0 >= 92%,
3.5 >= 84%,
3.0 >= 76%,
2.5 >= 68%,
2.0 >= 60%,
1.5 >= 52%,
1.0 >= 44%,
0.0 < 44%.

This grading scale might be lowered, but it will not be raised.

Clicker Quizzes:
Clicker quizzes will be given in class. There may be questions at the beginning of class on the reading assignment for that day. These quizzes will count as extra credit. The extra credit will be 5% added to the final course grade. The lowest 20% of the Clicker Quiz score will be dropped. No makeups are available for the clicker quizzes.

Readings

The course schedule follows:

Week 01: Jan-10 to Jan-13: Overview
Week 02: Jan-18 to Jan-20: Motion in a Straight Line
Week 03: Jan 24: exam #1; Jan-25 to Jan-27: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Week 04: Jan 31: exam #2; Feb-01 to Feb-03: Force
Week 05: Feb-07: exam #3; Feb-08: to Feb-10: Kinetic Energy, Work, and Power
Week 06: Feb-14: exam #4; Feb-15 to Feb-17: Potential Energy and Energy Conservation
Week 07: Feb-21: exam #5; Feb-22 to Feb-24: Momentum and Collisions
Week 08: Feb 28: exam #6; Mar-01 to Mar-03: Systems of Particles and Extended Objects
--------- Spring Break ----------
Week 09: Mar-14 to Mar-17: Circular Motion
Week 10: Mar-21: exam #8; Mar-22 to Mar-24: Rotation
Week 11: Mar 28: exam #9; Mar-29 to Mar-31: Static Equilibrium
Week 12: Apr-04: exam #10; Apr-05 to Apr-07: Gravitation
Week 13: Apr-11: exam #11; Apr-12 to Apr-14: Solids and Fluids
Week 14: Apr-18: exam #12; Apr-19 to Apr-21: Oscillations, Waves
Week 15: Apr-25: exam #13; Apr-26 to Apr-28: Waves, Sound

Final: Thursday, May 5 – 3:00-5:00 PM, Anthony Hall ANH 1281.

Readings:
lecture number
date
beginning page
ending page
chapter number

1 10-11-Jan 1 6
2 12-13-Jan 7 30 1

3 18-Jan 35 43 2
4 19-Jan 43 51 2
5 20-Jan 52 63 2

6 25-Jan 71 78 3
7 26-Jan 78 84 3
8 27-Jan 84 92 3

9 1-Feb 100 109 4
10 2-Feb 109 119 4
11 3-Feb 120 131 4

12 8-Feb 140 148 5
13 9-Fep 149 157 5
14 10-Feb 157 164 5

15 15-Feb 168 178 6
16 16-Feb 178 187 6
17 17-Feb 187 198 6

18 22-Feb 205 215 7
19 23-Feb 216 226 7
20 24-Feb 226 234 7

21 1-Mar 246 254 8
22 2-Mar 255 263 8
23 3-Mar 263 272 8

24 15-Mar 279 286 9
25 16-Mar 286 295 9
26 17-Mar 295 305 9

27 22-Mar 312 321 10
28 23-Mar 322 332 10
29 24-Mar 332 346 10

30 29-Mar 354 361 11
31 30-Mar 362 367 11
32 31-Mar 368 373 11

33 5-Apr 381 389 12
34 6-Apr 389 399 12
35 7-Apr 399 410 12

36 12-Apr 417 429 11
37 13-Apr 430 434 13
37b 14-Apr 434 448 13

38 19-Apr 455 466 14
39 20-Apr 466 475 14
40 21-Apr 475 485 14

41 26-Apr 492 500 15
42 27-Apr 501 509 15
43 28-Apr 510 519 15

Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer and Gary D. Westfall: University Physics, Volume 1, First Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Students will need an i-clicker for this class.