**Course Outline: ** Electricity and magnetism;
geometric and wave optics; relativity, quantum physics;
atomic, nuclear, and subatomic physics

**Lectures:** MWF 1:50pm, 3:00pm in 118 PA (Physics & Astronomy).
To avoid overcrowding, and because of quizzes, please attend at your scheduled
lecture time.

**Lecturer:** Prof. Jon Pumplin, Office 127 PA, phone 355-9275,
email pumplin@pa.msu.edu.
Office Hours 4:00-5:00pm Fri and by appointment.

**Recitations:** There will be no recitations. Instead, students
can get individual attention, or help in small groups, during many convenient
hours in the HELP ROOM (B2 North Kedzie, or 209 PA) which will be staffed by
Physics 232 TA's or professors. A Schedule of Help
Room hours is given separately.

**Textbook:**
*Physics,* by Cutnell & Johnson, 4th Ed.
(John Wiley & Sons)

**Web page:**
http://www.pa.msu.edu/courses/PHY232/ has lecture notes and other
course information.
Important announcements may also appear when you login to
the CAPA system (see below).

**Homework:** There will be 11 CAPA homework assignments. Each student
will have his or her personal set of homework problems. You pick up your
homework papers in lecture, and answer the problems using the CAPA
(Computer-Assisted Personalized Assignment) system. Using any one of several
hundred terminals on campus, or via the internet, you enter your
answer to each problem. The answer is accepted or rejected instantaneously.
There is no penalty
for incorrect answers and each problem may be attempted as often as needed,
up to a maximum of (generally) 30 tries. Credit is earned for all correct
answers entered before each week's due date, which is THURSDAY at 3:00AM.
**(Think of the CAPA deadline as midnight Wednesday or earlier - especially
if you depend on a telephone connection to the internet, which is not always
available!)**
Details of Using CAPA and the
Format for entering answers are
described separately.

**Exams:** Four Midterm Exams (50 minutes) and
final exam (2 hrs). The lowest midterm exam score will be dropped.
You may
bring one 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper with notes and formulas
to each midterm, and two such sheets to the final exam.
You will also need a calculator and a pencil (not pen) for marking
the bubble sheet. You must also bring a picture identification
with your signature on it to every exam. Absences from exams
require a written excuse from your doctor, dean, etc. There will
be no makeups for missed hour exams or for missed homework. If a
valid excuse is provided, your grade will be calculated based
on your other exams and homework assignments.

**Exam Supplements**
similar to the exam but with different numbers will be passed out
after each midterm. These provide you the opportunity to redo the exam
at leisure using the CAPA system, to add up to 10% of the total possible
points to your exam score. Exam scores > 100% are therefore possible.

**Quizzes:** An undetermined number of 10 minute quizzes will be
given during lecture, as added incentive to keep up to date in the course.
Quiz scores will be treated as bonus points, so excuses for missing a
quiz will not be considered.

**Grades:** Final grades will be calculated from CAPA
homework (25%), midterms (50%) and the final exam (25%). After quiz
points are added in, your final course grade will be calculated according
to the following scale. This is your minimum grade: requirements
may be lowered a little but will not be raised.

Final Grade | 4.0 | 3.5 | 3.0 | 2.5 | 2.0 | 1.5 | 1.0 | 0.0 |

Point Percentage | >90 | >83 | >76 | >69 | >62 | >55 | >48 | >0 |