## PHYSICS 193H Spring
1998

## Honors Physics I - Mechanics

**Class Organization:**

The class meets on M,T,W, and Th at 12:40 to 1:30 PM.

On M, T, and Th there will be lectures in Room 120, Physics/Astronomy building.
On Wed, the class is split into two sections for problem solving sessions
(and an occasional quiz). Students in section 1 will stay in Room
120 PA with Prof. Schmidt and those in section 2 will have the session
in Room 275 Giltner with Prof. Cowen.

**Instructors:**

** Lecturer: Carl Schmidt
** Room: 216A P/A
Telephone: 432-0192
Email: schmidt@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: Wed 3:00-5:00
Thurs 10:00-12:00

** Problem Sessions:
Carl Schmidt **(see above)
** Jerry Cowen
** Room: 1 P/A
Telephone: 355-9714
Email: cowen@pa.msu.edu
Office hours: Tue 2:00-4:00
Thurs 10:00-12:00
** Grader: Tatiana Zhukova
** Office hours: Thurs 1:30-2:30
Room: 17 P/A

**Text:**

__FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS
__ Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (1997)
5th Edition
(All of part 1 and some of part 2)

### Course Description:

Physics 193H is the first semester of a two semester physics course
in Honors Physics. It is intended for anyone who really wants to
know how things work and who enjoys the mathematics necessary for a deeper
understanding of the physical world. The prerequisites are MTH 133
or MTH 153H, taken previously or concurrently. During the first semester
we will cover classical mechanics and waves. Follow this link
to the course
syllabus.

### Grading Procedure:

3 Hour Exams ~37%
Quizzes ~ 8%
Problem Sets ~30%
Final Exam __~25%
__ 100%

### Problem Sets:

The best way to learn physics is to work out problems. We will
be assigning a number

of exercises and problems from the textbook each week. Collaboration
is encouraged on all the problems. Discussing problems with others
is a great way to learn, but don't just copy them or you'll regret it at
exam time.

Office hours will be arranged for those who have questions on the problems.
In addition, sample problems will be worked out in class and during
the weekly problem sessions.

No-Grade
Quiz, Due Monday Jan. 19

Problem
Set 1, Due Thursday Jan. 22

Problem
Set 2, Due Thursday Jan. 29

Problem
Set 3, Due Thursday Feb 5

Problem
Set 4, Due Thursday Feb 19

Problem
Set 5, Due Thursday Feb 26

Problem
Set 6, Due Thursday Mar 5

Problem
Set 7, Due Thursday Mar 19

Problem
Set 8, Due Thursday Apr 2

Problem
Set 9, Due Thursday Apr 9

Problem
Set 10, Due Thursday Apr 16

### Other Links:

*This web page is maintained by Carl Schmidt.*

Updated: 1998.05.14 (Thursday) 14:22:10 EDT