Room: 122 Cyclotron Building

Telephone: 355-9672 ext 318

Email: kashy@nscl.msu.edu

Office hours: Thursday 9:10-10:00 am and by appointment

Prof. Stuart Tessmer

Room: 126C Physics/Astronomy
Building

Telephone: 353-8744

Email: tessmer@pa.msu.edu

Radu Cojocaru (Graduate TA)

Email: cojocaru@pa.msu.edu

Paul Nong (Graduate TA)

Email: nong@pa.msu.edu
(Graduate TA)

Corey Musolff (Graduate TA)

Email: musolffc@pa.msu.edu
(Graduate TA)

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS

Halliday, Resnick, and Walker

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (2000)

6th Edition

(Volume 1)

The Lecture 2 class meets for lectures on M,T,W, and Th, at 3:00 to 3:50 PM, (118 P/A bldg)

There will be numerous hours scheduled in the Physics Learning Center (PLC), where students can get assistance and individual attention. Help can also be obtained through the PHY183 Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN) where students can post questions, provide answers, and also obtain help from a teaching assistant. The discussion forum is accessed via the DISCUSS button at the top of the assignment accessed through thew Web.

## Exams:

There will be three 1-hour(evening)Exams with optional 30% partial credit for corrections, and one 2-hour Final. They will be based on the Lectures, Text, Quizzes and Homework.## Quizzes:

Several un-announced quizzes will be given in lecture each week. The goal is to promote understanding and to assess progress.## Homework:

There will be 12 assignments. Students may wish to use MSU'sCAPAsystem to enter their homework solutions on the Internet, for which the standard due dates are Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Otherwise, solutions and assignment sheets are due at thestartof the Thursday lecture.

The guaranteed scale (it may be lowered a little but not raised) is:Homework 30%

3 Hour Exams 30%

Quizzes 7%

Final 35%

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102%

90 - 102% 4.0

83 - 90% 3.5

76 - 83% 3.0

70 - 76% 2.5

64 - 70% 2.0

58 - 64% 1.5

52 - 58% 1.0