Last updated: Sat Nov 24 08:09:35 pm 2018 (EST) by William Lynch

Course Coordinator: | William Lynch, Tibor Nagy, Corey Musolff |

Teaching Assistant: | Michael Israel Quinonez |

Homepage:

Office: NSCL 1010.

Phone: (517) 908-7319.

Email: lynch@nscl.msu.edu.

Office hours: Thu. 2-3 & Fri. 3-4 pm in Cyclotron 1010 and by appointment.

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Section 003: Dr. Tibor F. Nagy.

Homepage:

Office: BPS 1253.

Phone: (517) 884-5508.

Email: PA: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or MSU: nagytibo@msu.edu.

Office hour: Tuesday 11:00-noon, BPS 1248.

Teaching Assistants: Kyle Bell (bellkyl2@msu.edu), Meghan Glaser (glaserm2@msu.edu), Alex Prince (princea7@msu.edu), Michael Quinonez (quinon33@msu.edu), Alexandra Wolfe (wolfeal3@msu.edu).

Section 002: 09:10-10:00 AM,

Section 003: 10:20-11:10 AM.

Teaching Assistants: Kyle Bell (bellkyl2@msu.edu), Meghan Glaser (glaserm2@msu.edu), Alex Prince (princea7@msu.edu), Michael Quinonez (quinon33@msu.edu), Alexandra Wolfe (wolfeal3@msu.edu).

Hours:

Thursday: 1-4PM: Meghan.

Friday: 11AM-1PM: Michael, 1-4PM: Meghan.

Monday: 11AM-1PM: Michael, 3-7PM: Alex, 4-7PM: Alexandra, 4-9PM: Michael.

Tuesday: noon-2PM: Michael, 3-5PM: Alex, 4-7PM Alexandra, 6-9PM: Michael.

You are also encouraged to use the discussion board inside LON-CAPA. If you don't understand a problem, or you need help, just click on the "Post Discussion" link and post your question. If you know the answer to somebody else's question, just don't be afraid to post your answer. Don't forget: The best way to learn is to teach. (Doscendo discimus.)

Students with disabilities or other circumstances that require special arrangements should inform their instructors as soon as possible (ideally in the first two weeks) and well ahead of the exams so that proper arrangements can be made. Please present the instructor with your RCPD form.

Make-ups: Attendance of a make-up exam requires advance approval from the instructor and evidence of a serious conflict (e.g. Doctor, Dean, Coach etc.) must be provided at least one week before the exam date. In case of sickness or unexpected emergency where you cannot contact us one week in advance, you should inform us as soon as possible.

Exam #1: September 26, Wednesday, lecture hour and lecture room: BPS 1410.

Exam #2: October 24, Wednesday, lecture hour and lecture room: BPS 1410.

Exam #3: November 28, Wednesday, lecture hour and room: BPS 1410.

Final exam: December 13, Thursday 12/13 8-10pm, location: VMC E100. (VMC: Vet Med Center)

On the midterm exams a two-sided handwritten help sheet is allowed together with the sheets from the previous midterm exams. On the final exam the three two-sided help sheets from the midterms together with a fourth two-sided sheet are allowed.

Clicker questions: Correct answer: 3 points. Incorrect answer: 1 point. Not present: zero point. There are no make-ups for the clicker questions.

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point.

Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm: 50 points. The midterm exams will have correction exams as a homework. 30% of the positive difference between the correction exam and the in-class exam will be added to your in-class exam score as bonus. For example, if you got 35 points on the midterm and got 46 points on the correction exam, you new total will be 35 + (0.3)*(46-35) = 38.3. In this case, if you got less than 35 points on the correction exam your total would still be 35.

Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points. The final exam will not have correction.

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.

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Monday - Friday | Week, Chapter, Topic

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08/29 --- 08/31 | 1 Ch 1 Measurements and Mathematics Background

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09/04 --- 09/07 | 2 Ch 2 Motion in one dimension

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09/10 --- 09/14 | 3 Ch 3 Motion in two dimensions

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09/17 --- 09/21 | 4 Ch 4 Force and Newton's Laws of Motion

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09/24 -- Monday | 5 Review

09/26 Wednesday | Exam #1

09/28 -- Friday | 5 Ch 5 Work and Energy

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10/01 --- 10/05 | 6 Ch 5 Work and Energy, Ch 6 Momentum and Coll.

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10/08 --- 10/12 | 7 Ch 7 Oscillations

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10/15 --- 10/19 | 8 Ch 8 Rotational Motion

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10/22 -- Monday | 9 Review

10/24 Wednesday | Exam #2

10/26 -- Friday | 9 Ch 9 Gravitation

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10/29 --- 11/02 | 10 Ch 9 Gravitation, Ch 10 Solids and Fluids

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11/05 --- 11/09 | 11 Ch 11 Waves and Sound

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11/12 --- 11/16 | 12 Ch 12 Temperature

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11/19 -- Monday | 13 Ch 12 Temperature

11/21 --- 11/23 | Thanksgiving

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11/26 -- Monday | 14 Review

11/28 Wednesday | Exam #3

11/30 -- Friday | 14 Ch 13 Heat

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12/03 --- 12/07 | 15 Ch 14 The Laws of Thermodynamics

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12/13 - Thursday| Final exam: 12/13, Th, 8-10 PM, VMC E100.

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We will use i-clicker in this class.