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Last updated: Thu Jul 26 02:18:37 pm 2012 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B Summer 2012

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Instructor: Kirsten Tollefson
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 184B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: electrostatics, direct circuits, magnetostatics, induction, alternating circuits, electromagnetic waves, special relativity.

Prerequisites

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

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 1, 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, Homework set #0
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02 | May 24 Th | HW 1: Ch 21: Electrostatics
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03 | May 31 Th | HW 2: Ch 22: Electric Fields and Gauss's Law
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04 | Jun 07 Th | HW 3: Ch 23: Electric Potential
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05 | Jun 13 We | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 21-23, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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06 | Jun 21 Th | HW 4: Ch 24: Capacitors
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07 | Jun 28 Th | HW 5: Ch 25: Current and Resistance, 26: DC Circiuts
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08 | Jul 05 Th | HW 6: Ch 27: Magnetism, 28: Magnetic Fields
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09 | Jul 11 We | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 24-28: 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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10 | Jul 19 Th | HW 7: Ch 29: Electromagnetic Induction
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11 | Jul 26 Th | HW 8: Ch 30: EM Osc. and Curr. Ch 31: EM Waves
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12 | Aug 01 We | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 29-31: 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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13 | Aug 09 Th | HW 9: Ch 35: Relativity
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14 | Aug 15 We | Final Exam: HW 1-9, Ch 21-31,35: 4-6 PM, BPS 1410.
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Textbook

Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 2, McGraw-Hill, 1st edition. (1st edition: ISBN 978-0-07-336796-5)

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