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Last updated: Fri Jun 1 12:52:58 pm 2012 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B Summer 2012

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Gavriil Igorevich Shchedrin, Winston Dylan Carr, Tibor F Nagy 9, Yaxing Zhang

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@pa.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, gravity, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Helproom Hours

Physics Learning Center, room BPS 1248.

Teaching Assistants:
Winston Carr (carrwins@msu.edu),
Gabriel Shchedrin (gavriil@msu.edu),
Yaxing Zhang (zhang122@msu.edu).

Tu: 9 AM-noon: Gabriel; 1-4 PM: Gabriel; 5-8 PM: Yaxing,
We: 9 AM-noon: Winston; 1-4 PM: Winston; 5-8 PM: Winston,
Th: 9 AM-noon: Yaxing; 1-4 PM: Yaxing; 5-8 PM: Gabriel.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 13, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Exam #2: July 11, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Exam #3: August 01, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Final Exam: August 15, Wednesday, 4-6 PM, room BPS 1410.

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

Bring a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils, an eraser and your picture ID to each exam. Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

Grading Information

Percent weights: Homework: 15%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 17% = 51%, Final Exam: 34%.

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.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | May 20 Su | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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02 | May 24 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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03 | May 31 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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04 | Jun 07 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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05 | Jun 13 We | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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06 | Jun 21 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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07 | Jun 28 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Jul 05 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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09 | Jul 11 We | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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10 | Jul 19 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrum, Ch 12: Gravitation
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11 | Jul 26 Th | HW 8: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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12 | Aug 01 We | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 11-13, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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13 | Aug 09 Th | HW 9: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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14 | Aug 15 We | Final Exam: HW 1-9, Ch 1-16, 4-6 PM, room BPS 1410.
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Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill, 1st edition, ISBN 978-0-07-336795-8.

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