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Last updated: Wed May 12 03:52:42 pm 2010 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2010

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@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 2:00 to 3:00 PM in room 1253 BPS or by appointment.

Exam Information

We will have online quizzes on the reading assignments every Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. We will have a 120 minute long final exam on August 16th, Monday.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 30 Su | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | Jun 06 Su | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 13 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 20 Su | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 27 Su | Chapter 4
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06 | Jul 04 Su | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 11 Su | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 18 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 25 Su | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Aug 01 Su | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 08 Su | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 15 Su | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 16 Mo | Final Exam
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Textbook

Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Saunders College Publishing, 2nd or 3rd edition.