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Last updated: Wed Aug 28 05:44:36 am 2019 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 191 Fall 2019

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Anthony Edward Incorvati, Milos Radomir Sretenovic, Elliot Daniel Wozniak, Henry Matthew Thurston, Hieu Dang Minh Le

Instructor Information

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

Teaching Assistants: Anthony Incorvati (incorvat@msu.edu), Hieu Le (lehieu1@msu.edu), Milos Sretenovic (sretenov@msu.edu), Hank Thurston (thurst40@msu.edu), Elliot Wozniak (woznia62@msu.edu).

Course Description

Error analysis, laboratory measurements in kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, oscillations and rotation.

Prerequisites

PHY 183(B) or PHY 193H or PHY 231(C) or LBS 271 or concurrently.
Restrictions: not open to students with credit in PHY 251 or LBS 271L.

Class Hours


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Section 001: Monday, 08:00-10:50 AM: Hank Thurston
Section 002: Monday, 11:30-02:20 PM: Tibor Nagy
Section 003: Monday, 03:00-05:50 PM: Anthony Incorvati
Section 004: Monday, 06:00-08:50 PM: Anthony Incorvati
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Section 005: Tuesday, 08:00-10:50 AM: Hieu Le
Section 006: Tuesday, 11:30-02:20 PM: Milos Sretenovic
Section 007: Tuesday, 03:00-05:50 PM: Milos Sretenovic
Section 008: Tuesday, 06:00-08:50 PM: Anthony Incorvati
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Section 009: Wednesday, 08:00-10:50 AM: Hank Thurston
Section 010: Wednesday, 11:30-02:20 PM: Elliot Wozniak
Section 011: Wednesday, 03:00-05:50 PM: Hank Thurston
Section 012: Wednesday, 06:00-08:50 PM: Milos Sretenovic
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Section 013: Thursday, 08:00-10:50 AM: Hieu Le
Section 014: Thursday, 11:30-02:20 PM: Hieu Le
Section 015: Thursday, 03:00-05:50 PM: Elliot Wozniak
Section 016: Thursday, 06:00-08:50 PM: Elliot Wozniak
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Deadlines


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Wk | Experiment
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01 | Aug 28 | Syllabus, sections 1-4 and 13-16 meet this week
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02 | Sep 03 | Syllabus, text book, sections 5-12 meet this week
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03 | Sep 09 | Exp #1: Computing, Graphing, Excel, Kaleidagraph
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04 | Sep 16 | Exp #2: Random Error and Basic Statistics
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05 | Sep 23 | Exp #3: Free Fall
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06 | Sep 30 | Exp #3: Free Fall
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07 | Oct 07 | Exp #4: Pendulum
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08 | Oct 14 | Exp #4: Pendulum
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09 | Oct 21 | Exp #5: Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
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10 | Oct 28 | Exp #5: Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
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11 | Nov 04 | Exp #6: Simple Harmonic Oscillation
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12 | Nov 11 | Exp #6: Simple Harmonic Oscillation
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13 | Nov 18 | Exp #7: Rotational Motion
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14 | Nov 25 | NO classes, Thanksgiving
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15 | Dec 02 | Solo Lab
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Grading Information

Percentage weights: six lab measurements with the lowest lab dropped: 6 x 10% = 60%, solo lab: 20%, homework 20%.

Grading scale:
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.

The Spartan Code of Honor: As a Spartan, I will strive to uphold values of the highest ethical standard. I will practice honesty in my work, foster honesty in my peers, and take pride in knowing that honor is worth more than grades. I will carry these values beyond my time as a student at Michigan State University, continuing the endeavor to build personal integrity in all that I do.

Textbook

John R. Taylor: An introduction to error analysis: the study of uncertainties in physical measurements, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-935702-75-0, Publisher: University Science Books.

Scientific calculator.