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Last updated: Fri Jan 8 01:54:47 pm 2010 (EST) by Kirsten Tollefson

PHY232/232C, Spring 2010 - Introductory Physics II

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Carl Schmidt, John Schilling, Stuart Tessmer, Felicia Berryman, Kirsten Tollefson
Instructor: Richard Hallstein

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Instructor Information

Section 001:

Prof. Stuart Tessmer
Office: 4237 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5660
Email: tessmer@pa.msu.edu
http://www.pa.msu.edu/~tessmer

Section 002:

Prof. Carl Schmidt
Office: 3211 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5558
Email: schmidt@pa.msu.edu
http://www.pa.msu.edu/~schmidt

Section 003:

Prof. Kirsten Tollefson
Office: 3247 BPS
Phone: (517) 884-5568
Email: tollefson@pa.msu.edu
http://www.pa.msu.edu/hep/hepe/tollefson.htm



Teaching assistants:

Andrew Chegwidden: chegwid3@msu.edu
Michael Kilgroe: kilgroem@msu.edu
Sean Wagner: wagner93@msu.edu

Course Description

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

Prerequisites

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

Class Hours

Section 001: 1:50 pm to 2:40 pm MWF, BPS 1410
Section 002: 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm MWF, BPS 1410
Section 003: 12:40 pm to 1:30 pm MWF, BPS 1410

Office Hours

Prof. Carl Schmidt: Tuesday 3:30-4:30
Prof. Stuart Tessmer: Tuesday 2:00-3:00
Prof. Kirsten Tollefson: Tuesday 12:30-1:30

All office hours will be held in the helproom, BPS 1248.
Meetings with the instructors may also be arranged at other times by appointment.

Helproom Hours

Room: BPS 1248.

Andrew Chegwidden: TBA
Michael Kilgroe: TBA
Sean Wagner: TBA

We will try to have the helproom manned all day on Wednesdays and Thursdays, exact times TBA.

Project Information

For the Honor Option students can work in the help room for 2 hours each week helping their classmates with their homework. A 3.5 final grade or higher must also be achieved in the class.

Exam Information

Exam #1: Feb 8, Monday, BPS 1410, lecture hour.
Exam #2: Mar 17, Wednesday, BPS 1410, lecture hour.
Exam #3: Apr 12, Monday, BPS 1410, lecture hour.
Final Exam: May 6, Thursday, 8:00-10:00 PM. Location: TBA

PHY232C (online sections 730, 731) students will take their midterm exams in BPS 1410 at the same time as section 002 students (3:00-3:50pm).

Grading Information

Percent weights for PHY 232 (Sections 001, 002 and 003):
Clicker questions: 6%.
Homework: 16%.
Three midterm exams: 3 x 16% = 48%.
Final exam: 32%.

Percent weights for PHY 232C (Online sections 730, 731):
Homework: 17%.
Three midterm exams: 3 x 17% = 51%.
Final exam: 34%.
(The online students will not have clicker questions.)

Note that the weights for all classes add up to 102%.

Clicker questions: Correct answer: 3 points. Incorrect answer: 1 point. Not present: zero point.
Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point.
Midterm exams: Maximum score on each midterm: 50 points. The midterm exams will have correction sets 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 a bonus. One double-sided, US letter-sized (8 1/2"x11") help sheet is allowed for each midterm exam.
Final Exam: Maximum score on the final: 100 points. The final exam will not have correction. Four double-sided, US letter-sized (8 1/2"x11") help sheets are allowed on the final exam: one from each of the midterms and one from the last block of the class.

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.

Readings


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         Week        | Chapter, Topic
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(1)  01/11 --- 01/15 | Math Review, Ch 20 Electric Force and Fields
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(2)  01/18 -- Monday | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
     01/20 --- 01/22 | Ch 20 Electric Force, Ch 21 Electric Pot.
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(3)  01/25 --- 01/29 | Ch 21 Electric Potential, Ch 22 Curr. & Res.
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(4)  02/01 --- 02/05 | Ch 22 Current and Resistance, Midterm Review
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(5)  02/08 -- Monday | Exam #1 (1410 BPS)
     02/10 --- 02/12 | Ch 23 Circuits
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(6)  02/15 --- 02/19 | Ch 23 Circuits, Ch 24 Magn. Fields and Forces
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(7)  02/22 --- 02/26 | Ch 24 Magnetic Fields and Forces
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(8)  03/01 --- 03/05 | Ch 25 EM Induction and Waves
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     03/08 --- 03/12 | Spring Break (no classes)
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(9)  03/15 -- Monday | Midterm Review
     03/17 -- Wednes.| Exam #2 (1410 BPS)
     03/19 -- Friday | Ch 26 AC Circuits
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(10) 03/22 --- 03/26 | Ch 26 AC Circuits, Ch 18 Ray Optics
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(11) 03/29 --- 04/02 | Ch 18 Ray Optics, Ch 17 Wave Optics
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(12) 04/05 --- 04/09 | CH 19 Optical Instruments, Midterm Review
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(13) 04/12 -- Monday | Exam #3 (1410 BPS)
     04/14 --- 04/16 | Ch 27 Relativity, Ch 28 Quantum Physics
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(14) 04/19 --- 04/23 | Ch 28 Quantum Physics, Ch 29 Atoms & Molec.
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(15) 04/26 --- 04/30 | Ch 30 Nuclear Physics, Final Review
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     05/06 -- Thurs. | Final Exam: 8:00-10:00 pm. Location: TBA
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Textbook

Knight, Jones, Field: College Physics (A Strategic Approach), Volume 2.

You will also need an i>Clicker for class participation/quizzes during lecture.
The online students do not need to buy clickers.