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Last updated: Sat Nov 7 07:28:17 am 2020 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 191 Fall 2020

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Instructor:
Teaching Assistant: Marshall Joel Basson, Milos Radomir Sretenovic, Elliot Daniel Wozniak, Danny Ibrahim Jammooa, Jared Tucker Dechant

Instructor Information

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

Teaching Assistants: Marshall Basson (bassonma@msu.edu), Jared Dechant (dechantj@msu.edu), Danny Jammooa (jammooad@msu.edu), Milos Sretenovic (sretenov@msu.edu), Elliot Wozniak (woznia62@msu.edu).

Course Description

Data processing, error analysis, programming, laboratory measurements about kinematics, dynamics, conservation laws, rotation, and oscillations.

Prerequisites

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

Class Hours


Section 001: Tibor F. Nagy.
Section 002, 003, 004: Marshall Basson.
Section 005, 006, 007: Jared Dechant.
Section 008, 009, 010: Danny Jammooa.
Section 011, 012, 013: Milos Sretenovic.
Section 014, 015, 016: Elliot Wozniak.

Deadlines


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Wk | Date - | Experiment
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01 | Sep 04 | Logging in
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02 | Sep 11 | Introduction
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03 | Sep 18 | Data and Plotting
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04 | Sep 25 | Free Fall
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05 | Oct 02 | Projectile Motion
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06 | Oct 09 | Frictionless Incline
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07 | Oct 16 | Frictional Incline
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08 | Oct 23 | Air Drag
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09 | Oct 30 | Race Track
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10 | Nov 06 | Inelastic collisions
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11 | Nov 13 | Elastic collisions
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12 | Nov 20 | Moment of Inertia
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13 | Nov 27 | Thanksgiving: NO labs.
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14 | Dec 04 | Pendulum
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15 | Dec 11 | Damped Oscillation
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16 | Dec -- | NO final exam in PHY 191.
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Grading Information

Percentage weights: each homework set and each lab has a weight of 4% toward the total grade: Homework: 13 * 4%, labs: 13 * 4%, Total: 104%. We will keep all the labs and all the homework sets, but if you miss one, then you are still at 100%.

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.