Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
Physics 183 is the first semester of a two semester course in Physics for
Scientists and Engineers. The prerequisite is MTH 132.
Topics to be covered are mechanics, Newton's laws, momentum, energy conservation
laws, rotational motion, oscillation, gravity, and waves.
Prof. Carl Schmidt
Room: 216A Physics/Astronomy
Office hours: Friday 9:10-10:00 am and by appointment
Bill Peters (Graduate TA)
Chigusa Ohbuchi (Graduate TA)
Ryan Stelzer (Undergraduate TA)
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS
Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (1997)
(Parts 1 and 2)
The class meets for lectures on M,W, Th, and F at 4:10 to 5:00 PM in room
118 Physics/Astronomy Building. There will be no recitation sections
after the first day. Instead there will be numerous hours in the
Physics Learning Center (PLC), where students can get individual attention.
Help can also be obtained through the PHY183 Asynchronous Learning Network
There will be three 1-hour Exams with optional 30% partial
credit for corrections, and one 2-hour Final. They will be based
on the Lectures, Text, Quizzes and Homework.
Several un-announced quizzes will be given in lecture each
week. The goal is to promote understanding and to assess progress.
There will be 12 assignments. Students may wish to use
MSU's CAPA system to enter their homework solutions on the Internet,
for which the standard due dates are Friday at 7:00 pm. Otherwise,
solutions and assignment sheets are due at the start of the Friday
Grades are based on the following formula:
The guaranteed scale (it may be lowered a little but not raised) is:
3 Hour Exams
90 - 102%
83 - 90%
76 - 83%
70 - 76%
64 - 70%
58 - 64%
52 - 58%
Students interested in the honors option should contact C. Schmidt during
the first week of class.
Last Updated on 1/6/00.
By Carl R. Schmidt