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Last updated: Wed Apr 16 04:28:26 pm 2014 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 232C Spring 2014

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Instructor: San Lamar
Teaching Assistant: Tibor F Nagy 9, Eric Edwin Ciolek

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Instructor Information

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

Teaching Assistant: Eric Ciolek (cioleker@msu.edu)

Course Description

Electricity and magnetism; geometric and wave optics; special relativity; quantum mechanics; atomic and nuclear physics.

Prerequisites

PHY 231 or PHY 231C or PHY 183 or PHY 183B or PHY 193H or LBS 271.

Class Hours

This is an online class, we have online lectures inside LON-CAPA.

Helproom Hours

Helproom: BPS 1248; Monday 10 AM to noon; Tuesday 1 to 3 PM.

Exam Information

Exam #1: Feb 05, Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
Exam #2: Feb 26, Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
Exam #3: Mar 26, Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
Exam #4: Apr 16, Wednesday, 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
Final Exam: Apr 30, Wednesday, 8:00-10:00 PM, location: WH B115 (Wells Hall).

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 232C:
Homework: 15%.
Four midterm exams: 4 x 15% = 60%.
Final exam: 25%.

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point.

Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm: 50 points. A one-sided, hand-written, 8.5 by 11 inch US letter sized help sheet is allowed on each midterm plus the help sheet(s) from the previous midterm(s). 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.

Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points. The final exam will not have correction. Five single sides of US letter sized help sheets are allowed on the final exam: four from the midterms and one from the last block of the class.

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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Mo --------- Fr | Week, Chapter, Topic
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01/06 --- 01/10 | 1 Warm-up, homework set 00
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01/13 --- 01/17 | 2 Ch 15 Electric Charges, Forces and Fields
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01/21 --- 01/24 | 3 Ch 16 Electric Energy, Potential, and Capac.
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01/27 --- 01/31 | 4 Ch 17 Electric Current, Resistance, Circuits
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02/05 Wednesday | Week 5: Exam #1, 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
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02/10 --- 02/14 | 6 Ch 18 Magnetic Fields and Forces
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02/17 --- 02/21 | 7 Ch 19 Electromagnetic Induction and AC
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02/26 Wednesday | Week 8: Exam #2: 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
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03/03 --- 03/07 | Spring break
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03/10 --- 03/14 | 9 Ch 20.1-2 Electromagnetic Waves
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03/17 --- 03/21 | 10 Ch 20.3-6 Special Relativity
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03/26 Wednesday | Week 11: Exam #3: 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
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03/31 --- 04/04 | 12 Ch 21 Geometrical Optics
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04/07 --- 04/11 | 13 Ch 22 Wave Optics
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04/16 Wednesday | Week 14: Exam #4: 5:15-6:15 PM, BPS 1415.
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04/21 --- 04/25 | 15 Ch 23-24-25 Modern, Atomic, Nuclear Physics
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04/30 Wednesday | Final Exam: 8:00-10:00 PM, location: WH B115.
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Textbook

Andrew Rex, Richard Wolfson: Essential College Physics, Volume 2, 1st edition, 2010. ISBN-10: 0-321-61117-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-321-61117-8.