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Last updated: Thu May 8 10:57:34 am 2014 (EDT) by Tibor Nagy

PHY 183B Summer 2013

Michigan State University

Personnel

Course Coordinator: Tibor Nagy
Teaching Assistant: Cheng Sun, Florian Figge, Yanlian Xin, Michael Brown, Benjamin Thomas Loseth, Tibor F Nagy 9

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Instructor Information

Dr. Tibor Nagy
Office: 1253 BPS,
Email: nagy_t@pa.msu.edu,
Phone: (517) 884-5508.

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, circular motion, rotational motion, gravity, harmonic oscillations, wave motion and sound.

Prerequisites

MTH 132 or MTH 152H or LBS 118.

Helproom Hours

Physics Learning Center: room BPS 1248.

Teaching Assistants:
Xin, Yanlian (xinyanli@msu.edu),
Loseth, Benjamin Thomas (losethbe@msu.edu),
1st half: Sun, Cheng (sunchen2@msu.edu),
2nd half: Figge, Florian (figgeflo@msu.edu).

Help room schedule:
Tu 9AM-noon, 1-4PM, 5-8PM: Yanlian,
We 9AM-noon, 1-4PM, 5-8PM: Cheng (1st half), Florian (2nd half),
Th 9AM-noon, 1-4PM, 5-8PM: Ben.

Exam Information

Exam #1: June 12, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Exam #2: July 10, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Exam #3: July 31, Wednesday, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410,
Final Exam: August 14, Wednesday, 4-6 PM, room FAE 116.

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

Percent weights: Homework: 20%, Midterm Exams: 3 x 16% = 48%, Final Exam: 32%.

Grading scale:
4.0 >= 94%,
3.5 >= 86%,
3.0 >= 78%,
2.5 >= 70%,
2.0 >= 62%,
1.5 >= 54%,
1.0 >= 46%,
0.0 < 46%.

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 19 Su | Syllabus, HW 0, Ch 1: Overview
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02 | May 23 Th | HW 1: Ch 2: Motion in a Straight Line
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03 | May 30 Th | HW 2: Ch 3: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
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04 | Jun 06 Th | HW 3: Ch 4: Force
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05 | Jun 12 We | Exam #1: HW 1-3, Ch 1-4, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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06 | Jun 20 Th | HW 4: Ch 5-6: Energy, Work, Potential Energy
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07 | Jun 27 Th | HW 5: Ch 7: Momentum, Ch 8: Systems of Particles
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08 | Jul 04 Th | HW 6: Ch 9: Circ. Motion, Ch 10: Rotation,
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09 | Jul 10 We | Exam #2: HW 4-6, Ch 5-10, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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10 | Jul 18 Th | HW 7: Ch 11: Static Equilibrum, Ch 12: Gravitation
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11 | Jul 27 Th | HW 8: Ch 13: Solids and Fluids
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12 | Jul 31 We | Exam #3: HW 7-8, Ch 11-13, 4-5 PM, room BPS 1410.
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13 | Aug 08 Th | HW 9: Ch 14-15-16: Oscillations, Waves, Sound
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14 | Aug 14 We | Final Exam: HW 1-9, Ch 1-16, 4-6 PM, room FAE 116.
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Textbook

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.)

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