PHYSICS 215                                                          Spring 2005

Thermodynamics and Modern Physics

Course Description:

Thermodynamics, relativity, atomic physics, quantized systems, nuclear physics, elementary particles.
Prerequisites are PHY 184 or PHY 184A or PHY 184B or PHY 294H or LBS 267.


                Prof. Carl Schmidt
                Room:                 3211 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building (BPS)
                Telephone:         355-9200, ext. 2128
                Office hours:     Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 pm


       Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Thorton and Rex, 2nd edition.
       Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday, Resnick, and Walker, 6th edition (vol. 1, chapters 19-21).


Class meets MTWTh, 9:10 - 10:00 am, in room 1415 BPS.


The final grades will be based on the homework assignments (25%), the three midterms (15% each) and the final exam (30%).


There will be a weekly homework assignment, due on Tuesdays (for the previous week's assigned material).  The class meeting on Monday will include solving problems relevant to the homework. The homework problems will be given using MSU's LONCAPA system. More details of this will be forthcoming.


There will be three Midterm exams and one Final exam.  All exams will be closed book.  All absences from midterm exams require a written excuse from your doctor, Dean, etc.  The MSU Code of Teaching Responsibilities states that any student not taking the Final Exam will not be permitted to pass the course.

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