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Last updated: Wed Aug 16 03:21:36 pm 2006 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2006

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy

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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

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 4:00 to 5:00 PM in room 1253 BPS.

Exam Information

We will have online quizzes on the reading assignments every Wednesday at 5:00 PM. We will have a 120 minute long final exam on August 14th, Monday.

Readings

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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 24 We | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | May 31 We | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 07 We | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 14 We | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 21 We | Chapter 4
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06 | Jun 28 We | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 05 We | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 14 We | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 19 We | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Jul 26 We | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 02 We | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 09 We | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 14 Mo | Final Exam
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Textbook

Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd edition, Saunders College Publishing, 2006.