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Last updated: Thu Jun 23 02:31:12 pm 2011 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 184B Summer 2011

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Wolfgang Bauer, Tibor Nagy, Richard Hallstein
Instructor: Phillip Duxbury, Kirsten Tollefson
Teaching Assistant: Eric Christopher Gingrich, Leshawna Lee Valdez, Gavriil Igorevich Shchedrin

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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:
LeShawna Valdez (svaldez@msu.edu)
Gabriel Shchedrin (gavriil@msu.edu)

Tuesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Gabriel
Wednesday: 1:00-4:00 PM: LeShawna
Wednesday: 6:00-9:00 PM: LeShawna
Thursday: 9:00 AM-noon: LeShawna
Thursday: 1:00-4:00 PM: Gabriel
Thursday: 6:00-9:00 PM: Gabriel

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 15, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, Anthony Hall, room ANH 1281,
Exam #2: July 06, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, Anthony Hall, room ANH 1281,
Exam #3: July 27, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, Anthony Hall, room ANH 1281,
Final Exam: August 17, Wednesday, 4-6 PM, Anthony Hall, ANH 1281.

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

Grading Information

Percent weights: Homework: 17%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 17% = 51%, Final Exam: 32%.

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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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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01 | May 22 Su | Syllabus, Homework set #0
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02 | May 26 Th | HW 1: Ch 21: Electrostatics
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03 | Jun 02 Th | HW 2: Ch 22: Electric Fields and Gauss's Law
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04 | Jun 09 Th | HW 3: Ch 23: Electric Potential
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05 | Jun 15 We | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 21-23, 4-5 PM, ANH 1281.
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06 | Jun 23 Th | HW 4: Ch 24: Capacitors
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07 | Jun 30 Th | HW 5: Ch 25 Current and Resistance, 26: DC Circuits
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08 | Jul 06 We | Exam #2: HW 4-5, Ch 24-26: 4-5 PM, ANH 1281.
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09 | Jul 14 Th | HW 6: Ch 27: Magnetism, 28: Magnetic Fields
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10 | Jul 21 Th | HW 7: Ch 29: Electromagnetic Induction
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11 | Jul 27 We | Exam #3: HW 6-7, Ch 27-29: 4-5 PM, ANH 1281.
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12 | Aug 04 Th | HW 8: Ch 30: Electromagnetic Osc. and Currents
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13 | Aug 11 Th | HW 9: Ch 31: Electromagnetic Waves
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14 | Aug 15 Mo | HW 10: Ch 35: Relativity
14 | Aug 17 We | Final Exam: HW 1-10, Ch 21-31,35: 4-6 PM, ANH 1281.
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Textbook

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

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