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Last updated: Mon Nov 23 06:58:27 am 2020 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B Fall 2020

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy

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Instructor Information

PHY 183B: Dr. Tibor Nagy
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu,
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/~nagy_t/.

Teaching Assistants: Pranav Sharma (sharma88@msu.edu), Dannie Ward (warddann@msu.edu).

Course Description

PHY 183B: on-line calculus-based physics course, for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Topics include: kinematics, Newtonian dynamics, work, energy, power, conservation of energy and momentum, system of particles, circular motion, rotational motion, static equilibrium, gravity, solids and fluids, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

Calculus I: MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Project Information

Honors option is not be available for this class.

Exam Information

Exam #1: October 8th, Thursday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 and 11:00 PM ET.
Exam #2: November 5th, Thursday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 and 11:00 PM ET.
Exam #3: December 3rd, Thursday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 and 11:00 PM ET.
Final Exam: December 17th, Thursday, 120 minutes online between 8:00 and 11:00 PM ET.

Maximum score on each midterm exam: 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 corrections as a homework: 30% of the positive difference between the correction and the exam will be added to your exam score as bonus. The corrections are optional. The corrections can only raise your scores, they CANNOT lower your score.

For the exams you will need a scientific calculator with fresh batteries, sharp pencils and an eraser. Graphing calculators are allowed, but not required.

Deadlines

Students with Disabilities: MSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Requests for accommodations by persons with disabilities may be made by contacting the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at 517-884-RCPD or on the web at rcpd.msu.edu. Once your eligibility for an accommodation has been determined, you will be issued a verified individual services accommodation (VISA) form. Please present this form to your instructor at the start of the term no later than the end of the first week of class. Requests received after this date may not be honored.

Grading Information

Percentage weights for PHY 183B: Homework: 30%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 15% = 45%, Final Exam: 25%.

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point. Maximum score on the midterm exams: 50 points. Maximum score on the final exam: 100 points.

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.

The Spartan Code of Honor: As a Spartan, I will strive to uphold values of the highest ethical standard. I will practice honesty in my work, foster honesty in my peers, and take pride in knowing that honor is worth more than grades. I will carry these values beyond my time as a student at Michigan State University, continuing the endeavor to build personal integrity in all that I do.

Readings


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Wk | HW is due | Reading assignment
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02 | Sep 10 Th | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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03 | Sep 17 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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04 | Sep 24 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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05 | Oct 01 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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06 | Oct 08 Th | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 8-11 PM ET, 60 min online.
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07 | Oct 15 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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08 | Oct 22 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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09 | Oct 29 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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10 | Nov 05 Th | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, 8-11 PM ET, 60 min online.
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11 | Nov 12 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrium
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12 | Nov 19 Th | HW 8: Ch 12: Gravitation
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13 | Nov 29 Su | HW 9: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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14 | Dec 03 Th | Exam #3: HW 7-9, Ch 11-13, 8-11 PM ET, 60 min online
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15 | Dec 10 Th | HW 10: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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16 | Dec 17 Th | Final: HW 1-10, Ch 1-16, 8-11 PM ET, 120 min online.
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Textbook

Recommended text book: Wolfgang Bauer, Gary D. Westfall: University Physics with Modern Physics, Volume 1, McGraw-Hill. (Either the 2nd or the 1st edition will be fine. 2nd edition: ISBN 10: 0-0774-0963-9 ISBN 13: 978-0077409630, 1st edition: ISBN 10: 0-0773-5483-4 ISBN 13: 978-0077354831.)

Any other calculus based physics text book will work fine, for example Randall D. Knight, Halliday-Resnick-Walker, Giambattista-Richardson-Richardson.

We will use LON-CAPA, MSU's own free and flexible web-based course management system. If your book has a course management system bundled with, don't open it and don't try to access it, because we will not use it.