Last updated: Tue Jan 8 01:55:14 pm 2008 (EST) by Wolfgang Bauer

Course Coordinator: | Hendrik Schatz, Wolfgang Bauer, Felicia Berryman |

Instructor: | Salameh Ahmad, James Laverty |

Teaching Assistant (Section 001): | David William Ringham |

Prof. Wolfgang Bauer

Office: 4208 BPS

Phone: (517) 353-8662

Email: bauer@pa.msu.edu

Home Page:

Section: 2

Prof. Hendrik Schatz

Office: W211 NSCL

Phone: (517) 333-6397

Email: schatz@nscl.msu.edu

Home Page:

Both sections:

Prof. Salameh M. Ahmad

Office: 4261 BPS

Phone: (517) 355 9200 ext. 4261

Email: ahmad@pa.msu.edu

Not open to students with credit in:

LBS 271 or PHY 181B or PHY 183 or PHY 193H or PHY 231 or PHY 231B or PHY 231C

Section 2: 5:10 pm to 6:00 pm, Mo Tu We Th, BPS 1410

Fridays 1 to 2 pm, room 4208 BPS + after lectures + by appointment

Prof. Hendrik Schatz

after lectures + by appointment

Prof. Salameh Ahmad

after lectures + by appointment

Thurdays: Jon 2 to 5 pm, Kyaw Zin 5 to 7 pm

Fridays: Jon noon to 4 pm, Kyaw Zin 4 to 9 pm

will be based on the material covered in lectures, the textbook and homework.

Midterm 1: Monday, February 11, during class time, BPS 1410

Midterm 2: Monday, March 24, during class time, BPS 1410

Final Exam: Monday, April 28, 5:45-7:45 pm, room to be determined

Excused makeup for Final Exam, Tuesday, April 29, 9-11 am, Room 1400, BPS

You are responsible for bringing the following to the midterm and final exams:

(i) A calculator. All exams will require the use of a calculator. Make sure that your calculator's

batteries are fresh, as sharing of calculators will not be allowed. All other electronic devices (PDA,

phone, mp3-player, etc) are not allowed.

(ii) Two "Number 2" pencils to be used for filling out the computer scoring sheet.

(iii) You may bring one 8.5"x11" study sheet which may contain formulas, notes, etc. on both sides.

All exams are closed book.

Homework: 30%

Two midterm exams: 20% each

Final exam: 30%

This course in not "graded on a curve". The guaranteed scale below is based on the total percentage of points.

Percentage ....... Grade

p > 92% ............... 4.0

92% > p > 84% ... 3.5

84% > p > 76% ... 3.0

76% > p > 68% ... 2.5

68% > p > 60% ... 2.0

60% > p > 52% ... 1.5

52% > p > 44% ... 1.0

p < 44% ............... 0

Clicker Quizzes:

Clicker quizzes will be given in class at random times. These quizzes will count as extra credit. The extra credit will be 5% added to the final course grade. No makeups are available for the clicker quizzes. The quiz grade will be based on the highest 70% of the quizzes (the lowest 30% of the quizzes will be dropped).

Honors option:

Students interested in participating in the 'Honors' option should contact the instructor at the end of the first class.

Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1 (McGraw-Hill, Third Edition, 2008)

(white cover, green lettering, with a picture of a snowboarder and vector arrows on the front)