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Last updated: Mon May 22 01:17:52 pm 2017 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B/233B Summer 2017

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Exam Proctor: Examity Proctor
Teaching Assistant: Victor Emil Mercurio Ramirez, Jarryd Wayne Calhoun, Brian David Phelan

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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: Jarryd Wayne Calhoun (calhou48@msu.edu), Brian David Phelan (phelanb3@msu.edu), Victor Emil Mercurio Ramirez (ramir193@msu.edu).

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.

Helproom Hours

Teaching Assistants: Jarryd Wayne Calhoun (calhou48@msu.edu), Brian David Phelan (phelanb3@msu.edu), Victor Emil Mercurio Ramirez (ramir193@msu.edu).

BPS 1248, Physics Help room schedule:
Tuesday: noon: Victor, 2PM: Victor, 4PM: Jarryd, 6PM: Jarryd.
Wednesday: 10AM: Jarryd, noon: Victor, 2PM: (Brian+Victor), 4PM: Brian, 6PM: Brian.
Thursday: 2PM: Brian, 4PM: (Brian+Jarryd), 6PM: (Jarryd+Victor).

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 12, Monday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1415,
Exam #2: July 10, Monday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1415,
Exam #3: July 31, Monday, 6-7 PM, BPS 1415,
Final Exam: August 14, Monday, 6-8 PM, BPS 1415.

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 exams. On the final exam (in the PHY 183B class) 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 (paper or online) you will need a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID (MSU student ID or driver's license). Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

Local students (students in section 730) within a one hour driving distance will take the exams on paper here at MSU. Long distance students (students in section 731) 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

Percent weights for PHY 183B: Homework: 22%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 16% = 48%, Final Exam: 30%.
Percent weights for PHY 233B: Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%, NO Final Exam.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 94%,
3.5 >= 86%,
3.0 >= 78%,
2.5 >= 70%,
2.0 >= 62%,
1.5 >= 54%,
1.0 >= 46%,
0.0 < 46%.

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 21 Su | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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02 | May 25 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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03 | Jun 01 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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04 | Jun 08 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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05 | Jun 12 Mo | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 6-7 PM, BPS 1415.
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06 | Jun 22 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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07 | Jun 29 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Jul 06 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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09 | Jul 10 Mo | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, 6-7 PM, BPS 1415.
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10 | Jul 20 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrium, Ch 12: Gravitation
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11 | Jul 27 Th | HW 8: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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12 | Jul 31 Mo | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 11-13, 6-7 PM, BPS 1415.
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13 | Aug 10 Th | HW 9: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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14 | Aug 14 Mo | Final Exam: HW 1-9, Ch 1-16, 6-8 PM, BPS 1415.
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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, 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.