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Last updated: Thu Jul 24 05:05:38 pm 2008 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B/234B Summer 2008

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Pawel Danielewicz
Instructor: Salameh Ahmad

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5508
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu

Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5535
Email: stump@pa.msu.edu

Course Description

PHY 184B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves and special relativity.
PHY 234B: on-line calculus-based physics course. (PHY 232B plus PHY 234B equals PHY 184B.) Topics include: electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves and special relativity.

Prerequisites

For PHY 183B: (PHY 181B or PHY 183 or PHY 193A or PHY 183B or PHY 193H or LBS 164) and MTH 133.
For PHY 234B: (PHY 232 or PHY 232B) and MTH 133.

Helproom Hours

Strosacker Learning Center, room 1248 BPS.

First half of Summer:
Tuesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Chi Zang
Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Pampa Devi
Wednesday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Pampa Devi
Thursday: 9:00 AM-Noon: Chi Zhang
Thursday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Pampa Devi, Chi Zhang
Thursday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Pampa Devi, Chi Zhang

Second half of Summer:
Tuesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Morewell Gasseller
Tuesday: 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Tri Doan
Wednesday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Morewell Gasseller, Tri Doan
Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Chong Zhai
Thursday: 9:00 AM - noon: Morewell Gasseller, Chong Zhai
Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Morewell Gasseller, Tri Doan, Chong Zhai
Thursday: 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Tri Doan, Chong Zhai

Exam Information

PHY 184B/234B: Exam #1: Jun 11, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 184B/234B: Exam #2: Jul 09, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 184B/234B: Exam #3: Aug 06, Wednesday, 6-7 PM, Room 1410 BPS,
PHY 184B ONLY: Final Exam: August 13, Wednesday, 6-8 PM, Room 1410 BPS.
(PHY 234B doesn't have final exam.)

On the midterm exams a one-sided 8.5 by 11 handwritten help sheet is allowed, on the final exam the three help sheets from the midterm exams are allowed.

Bring a calculator with fresh batteries, two sharp #2 (HB) pencils and an eraser to each exam.

Grading Information

Percent weights:

For PHY 184B: Homework: 17%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 17% = 51%, Final Exam: 32%.

For PHY 234B: Homework: 25%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 25% = 75%. (PHY234B doesn't have Final Exam.)

Grade table for both classes:
4.0 >= 92%
3.5 >= 83%
3.0 >= 74%
2.5 >= 65%
2.0 >= 56%
1.5 >= 47%
1.0 >= 38%
0.0 < 38%.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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02 | May 22 Th | Chapter 25: Electric Charges and Forces
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03 | May 29 Th | Chapter 26: The Electric Field
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04 | Jun 05 Th | Chapter 27: Gauss's Law
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05 | Jun 11 We | Exam #1 (Chapters 25-27), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
06 | Jun 17 Tu | Chapter 28: Current and Conductivity
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06 | Jun 19 Th | Chapter 29: The Electric Potential
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07 | Jun 26 Th | Chapter 30: Potential and Field
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08 | Jul 03 Th | Chapter 31: Fundamentals of Circuits
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09 | Jul 09 We | Exam #2 (Chapters 28-31), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
09 | Jul 15 Tu | Chapter 32: The Magnetic Field
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10 | Jul 17 Th | Chapter 33: Electromagnetic Induction
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11 | Jul 24 Th | Chapter 34: EM Fields and Waves
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12 | Jul 31 Th | Chapter 35: AC Circuits
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13 | Aug 06 We | Exam #3 (Chapters 32-35), 6:00-7:00 PM, 1410 BPS
13 | Aug 12 Tu | Chapter 36: Relativity
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14 | Aug 13 We | Final Exam (Chapters 25-36), 6:00-8:00 PM, 1410 BPS
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Textbook

Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers, Pearson Addison-Wesley, Volume 4. Either the 1st edition from 2004 (ISBN 0-8053-9015-4) or the 2nd (latest) edition from 2007 will be fine.

We will use only the textbook. Don't open the Mastering Physics access kit. We will use the LON-CAPA course system istead.