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Last updated: Fri May 9 04:37:50 pm 2008 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2008

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Daniel Stump

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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-????
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 3:00 to 4:00 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 11th, Monday.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 22 Fr | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | May 29 Fr | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 06 Fr | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 13 Fr | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 20 Fr | Chapter 4
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06 | Jun 27 Fr | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 04 Fr | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 11 Fr | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 18 Fr | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Jul 25 Fr | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 01 Fr | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 08 Fr | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 11 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.