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Last updated: Mon May 11 09:42:07 am 2020 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B Summer 2020

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Corey Musolff
Exam Proctor: Examity Proctor

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Instructor Information

Dr. Corey Musolff
Office: BPS 1253.
Email: musolffc@msu.edu.

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: BPS 1253.
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu,
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/.

Course Description

PHY 183B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, work, energy, power, conservation of energy and momentum, circular motion, rotational motion, static equilibrium, gravity, solids and fluids, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

Calculus I: MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Project Information

Honors option is not available for PHY 183B.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 08, Monday, 60 minutes, online, between 6:00 PM and ? PM EDT,
Exam #2: July 06, Monday, 60 minutes, online, between 6:00 PM and ? PM EDT,
Exam #3: July 27, Monday, 60 minutes, online, between 6:00 PM and ? PM EDT,
Final Exam: August 10, Monday, 120 minutes online, between 6:00 PM and ? PM EDT.

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 US letter sized handwritten help sheet is allowed together with the sheets from the previous midterm exams. On the final exam four one-sided help sheets (three from the midterm exams and a fourth 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.

For the exams you will need a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two or three sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID (MSU student ID or driver's license). Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

All the students will take the exams online through LON-CAPA. The online exams will be proctored through the web by Examity (www.examity.com). The proctoring fee will be covered by MSU. For web proctoring you will need a modern computer with web camera, microphone, speakers and a reliable high speed internet connection.

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

Percentage weights: Homework: 27%; Midterm Exams: 3x16% = 48%; Final Exam: 25%.

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.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | May 17 Su | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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02 | May 21 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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03 | May 28 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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04 | Jun 04 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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05 | Jun 08 Mo | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, online, 6:00 PM EDT.
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06 | Jun 18 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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07 | Jun 25 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Jul 02 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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09 | Jul 06 Mo | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, online, 6:00 PM EDT.
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10 | Jul 16 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrium, Ch 12: Gravitation
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11 | Jul 23 Th | HW 8: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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12 | Jul 27 Mo | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 11-13, online, 6:00 PM EDT.
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13 | Aug 06 Th | HW 9: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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14 | Aug 10 Mo | Final Exam: HW 1-10, Ch 1-16, online, 6:00 PM EDT.
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Textbook

Recommended text book: Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0963-9 ISBN 13: 978-0077409630, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5483-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077354831.)

Any other calculus based physics text book will work fine, for example: Randall D. Knight, Halliday-Resnick-Walker, Fishbane-Gasiorowicz-Thornton, Young-Freedman (formerly Sears and Zemansky), Giambattista-Richardson-Richardson.

We will use LON-CAPA, MSU's own free and flexible web-based course management system. If your book has a course management system bundled with, don't open it and don't try to access it, because we will not use it.