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Last updated: Mon Aug 6 01:35:13 pm 2007 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 215B Summer 2007

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy, Daniel Stump

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2515
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu

Dr. Dan Stump
Office: 1312 BPS
Phone: (517) 355-9200 x 2035
Email: stump@pa.msu.edu

Course Description

Topics: special relativity, atomic and quantum physics, nuclear physics. This course is an independent study course, involving readings and problem solving. The homework problems will be given using LON-CAPA.

Prerequisites

(PHY 184 or PHY 184B or LBS 272 or PHY 294H or PHY 234B) and (MTH 234 or MTH 254H or LBS 220).

Office Hours

If you have questions or you need help: Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in room 1253 BPS or by appointment.

Exam Information

We will have online quizzes on the reading assignments every Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. We will have a 120 minute long final exam on August 13th, Monday.

Readings


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Wk | Due_date_ | Assignment
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01 | May 25 Fr | Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Sections 1-9
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02 | Jun 01 Fr | Chapter 2, Sections 10-14
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03 | Jun 08 Fr | Chapter 3, Sections 1-5
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04 | Jun 15 Fr | Chapter 3, Sections 6-9
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05 | Jun 22 Fr | Chapter 4
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06 | Jun 29 Fr | Chapter 5
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07 | Jul 06 Fr | Chapter 6
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08 | Jul 15 Fr | Chapter 7, Sections 1-3
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09 | Jul 20 Fr | Chapter 7, Sections 4-6
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10 | Jul 27 Fr | Chapter 8
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11 | Aug 03 Fr | Chapter 12
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12 | Aug 10 Fr | Chapter 13
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13 | Aug 13 Mo | Final Exam
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Textbook

Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex: Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 3rd edition, Saunders College Publishing, 2006.