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Last updated: Mon Mar 8 10:48:07 am 2021 (EST) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 232 Spring 2021 sec 002 TN

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Pranav Sharma, Benjamin Ewart Maves

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Instructor Information

PHY 232 section 002: Dr. Tibor F. Nagy
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu or nagytibo@msu.edu
Web: http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/nagy_t/

Teaching Assistants: Pranav Sharma (sharma88@msu.edu), Benjamin Maves (mavesben@msu.edu).

Course Description

Topics covered: electric charge, electric force, electric field, capacitors, electric current, direct circuits, magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, alternating circuits, electromagnetic waves, special relativity, geometric optics, optical instruments, wave optics, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, nuclear physics.

Prerequisites

Algebra or Calculus based Mechanics: PHY 231 or PHY 231C or PHY 183 or PHY 183B or PHY 193H or LBS 271.

Class Hours

PHY 232 section 002 is an asynchronous class.

Helproom Hours

Teaching Assistants: Pranav Sharma (sharma88@msu.edu), Benjamin Maves (mavesben@msu.edu).

Monday: noon-1:00 PM: Pranav, 1:00-2:00 PM: Ben.
Tuesday: noon-1:00 PM: Pranav, 1:00-2:00 PM: Ben.

Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/96207864323
Passcode: PHY232

Exam Information

Exam #1: February 3rd, Wednesday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM eastern.
Exam #2: February 17th, Wednesday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM eastern.
Exam #3: March 10th, Wednesday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM eastern.
Exam #4: March 31st, Wednesday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM eastern.
Exam #5: April 21st, Wednesday, 60 minutes online between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM eastern.
Final Exam: There is NO final exam in PHY 232.

Maximum score on the midterm exams: 50 points. A two-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. The eXam and the Correction scores are combined together to the Total test score as follows: If C>X, then T = X + 0.3*(C-X), otherwise T = X.

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

Grading Information

Percentage weights: Homework: 33%, Midterm Exams: 5 x 13% = 65%, Pre-Test: 1%, Post-Test: 1%. Total: 100%.

Homework: Every homework question is worth 1 point. Maximum score on a midterm exam: 50 points.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 92%,
3.5 >= 84%,
3.0 >= 76%,
2.5 >= 68%,
2.0 >= 60%,
1.5 >= 52%,
1.0 >= 44%,
1.0 < 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 | Month Day | Chapter, Topic
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02 | Jan 19 Tu | Syllabus
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03 | Jan 26 Tu | Ch 15: Electric Charges, Forces and Fields
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04 | Feb 02 Tu | Ch 16: Electric Energy, Potential and Capacitors
04 | Feb 03 We | Exam #1: 60 min online between 8 and 10 PM eastern
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05 | Feb 09 Tu | Ch 17: Electric Current, Resistance, and Circuits
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06 | Feb 16 Tu | Ch 18: Magnetic Fields and Forces
06 | Feb 17 We | Exam #2: 60 min online between 8 and 10 PM eastern
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07 | Mar 01 Mo | Ch 19: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
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08 | Mar 02 Tu | *** Spring Period ***
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09 | Mar 09 Tu | Ch 20.1-3: EM Waves, Section 22.4: Polarization
09 | Mar 10 We | Exam #3: 60 min online between 8 and 10 PM eastern
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10 | Mar 16 Tu | Ch 20.4-6: Special Relativity
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11 | Mar 23 Tu | Ch 21: Geometrical Optics
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12 | Mar 30 Tu | Ch 22: Wave Optics
12 | Mar 31 We | Exam #4: 60 min online between 8 and 10 PM eastern
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13 | Apr 06 Tu | Ch 23: Modern Physics
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14 | Apr 13 Tu | Ch 24: Atomic Physics
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15 | Apr 20 Tu | Ch 25: Nuclear Physics, Ch 26: A Universe of Particles
15 | Apr 21 We | Exam #5: 60 min online between 8 and 10 PM eastern
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FW | There is NO final exam in PHY 232.
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Textbook

Andrew Rex, Richard Wolfson: Essential College Physics, Volume 2. Publisher: Addison Wesley. ISBN 9780321611178.

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.

Scientific calculator.