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Last updated: Tue Aug 5 01:56:04 pm 2014 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B Summer 2014

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Exam Proctor: Examity Proctor
Instructor: Corey Musolff
Teaching Assistant: Alexander Daniel Kreger, Mark Alden Wittekind, Madison Krantz Harris, Jacob Michael Calcutt

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS, Phone: (517) 884-5508,
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu,
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/.

Teaching Assistants:
Jacob Calcutt (calcuttj@msu.edu),
Madison Harris (harr1004@msu.edu),
Alexander Kreger (kregera3@msu.edu),
Mark Wittekind (wittekin@msu.edu).

Course Description

PHY 184B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: electrostatics, direct circuits, magnetostatics, induction, alternating circuits, electromagnetic waves, 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

Teaching Assistants: Jacob Calcutt (calcuttj@msu.edu), Madison Harris (harr1004@msu.edu), Alexander Kreger (kregera3@msu.edu), Mark Wittekind (wittekin@msu.edu).

Help room (BPS 1248) schedule:
Tu: 10AM-noon: Jacob; 1-3PM: Alex; 3-5PM: Alex; 6-8PM: Madison.
We: 1-3PM: Jacob; 3-5PM: Alex & Madison; 6-8PM: Alex & Mark.
Th: 1-3PM: Madison; 3-5PM: Jacob & Madison; 6-8PM: Jacob & Mark.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 17, Tuesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Exam #2: July 22, Tuesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Final Exam: August 12, Tuesday, 4-6 PM, room BPS 1410.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 US letter sized handwritten help sheet is allowed. On the final exam three help sheets (two from the midterm exams and a third sheet) are allowed. The midterm exams will have correction as a homework: 30% of the positive difference between the correction and the exam will be added to your exam score as bonus. The final exam will not have correction.

Bring a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID to each exam. Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

Deadlines

Students with Disabilities: MSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Requests for accommodations by persons with disabilities may be made by contacting the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at 517-884-RCPD or on the web at rcpd.msu.edu. Once your eligibility for an accommodation has been determined, you will be issued a verified individual services accommodation (VISA) form. Please present this form to your instructor at the start of the term no later than the end of the first week of class. Requests received after this date may not be honored.

Grading Information

Percent weights: Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 2 x 20% = 40%, Final Exam: 35%.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 94%
3.5 >= 86%
3.0 >= 78%
2.5 >= 70%
2.0 >= 62%
1.5 >= 54%
1.0 >= 46%
0.0 < 46%.

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

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | May 18 Su | Syllabus, Homework set #0
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02 | May 22 Th | HW 1: Ch 21: Electrostatics
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03 | May 29 Th | HW 2: Ch 22: Electric Fields and Gauss's Law
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04 | Jun 05 Th | HW 3: Ch 23: Electric Potential, Ch 24: Capacitors
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05 | Jun 12 Th | HW 4: Ch 25: Current and Resistance, 26: DC Circiuts
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06 | Jun 17 Tu | Exam #1: HW 1-4, Ch 21-26, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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07 | Jun 26 Th | HW 5: Ch 27: Magnetism, 28: Magnetic Fields
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08 | Jul 03 Th | HW 6: Ch 29: Electromagnetic Induction
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09 | Jul 10 Th | HW 7: Ch 30: EM Oscillations and Currents
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10 | Jul 17 Th | HW 8: Ch 31: EM Waves, Ch 32: Geometric Optics
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11 | Jul 22 Tu | Exam #2: HW 5-8, Ch 27-32: 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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12 | Jul 31 Th | HW 9: Ch 33: Lenses and Opt. Inst. Ch 34: Wave Opt.
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13 | Aug 07 Th | HW 10: Ch 35: Relativity
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14 | Aug 12 Tu | Final Exam: HW 1-10, Ch 21-35, 4-6PM, room BPS 1410.
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Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 2, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0960-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077409609, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5479-6 ISBN 13: 978-0077354794.)

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