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Unformatted text preview: Instructors ! Professor G. Westfall (section 001) • • • • Nuclear Experimentalist Cyclotron Building, room W204 Office hours: Wednesday 13:00 - 14:30 [email protected] Physics for Scientists & Engineers 1 Fall Semester 2006 Lecture 1 ! Professor K.Starosta (section 002) • • • • Nuclear Experimentalist Cyclotron Building, W107 Office hours: Monday 16:00-16:50 [email protected] August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 1 August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 2 Textbook ! Bauer, Westfall “Physics for Scientists and Engineers 1”, McGraw-Hill (2005), second edition • A v a ila b le a t M S U S p a r ta n b o o k s to r e ( In te r n a tio n a l Center), College Store, Ned’s B o o k s to r e a n d S B S PHY183:useful information ! Read the Syllabus ! http://msu.lon-capa.org ! Strosacker Learning Center in BPS 1248 will serve as help room for LON-CAPA homework • 09:00-21:00 ! Honors option: See me at end of class for sign-up to help in Strosacker Learning Center (2 hours per week). August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 3 August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 4 Grades ! What counts? • • • • • Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Final Exam Homework Quizzes • E x tr a c r e d it Schedule • • • • • • • • 92<x<100 84<x<92 76<x<84 68<x<76 60<x<68 52<x<60 44<x<52 0<x<44 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0 ! What Grade? 20% 20% 30% 30% 5% ! Lectures section 001: M Tu W Th, 13:50 – 14:40 ! Lectures section 002: M Tu W Th, 15:00 – 15:50 ! Two midterm exams (usual lecture time): Mark your • Thursday, September 28th • Thursday, November 2nd calendar! ! Final exam, (location to be determined) • Tuesday, December 12th, 20:00 – 22:00 Total: 100% ! Homework due each Wednesday at 23:59 p.m. • Answers available Friday 06:00 ! In-class quizzes using clickers any day August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 5 August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 6 Clickers ! We will give in-class quizzes using a clicker system ! You need to purchase a clicker from the Book Store by next Tuesday (September 6) • This clicker has been used for three years and is being used by other physics classes BPS Not to Scale Sparty’s N ! We will have our first quiz next week ! The quizzes will count up to 5% extra credit on your final grade ! It is up to you to have your clicker and to make sure that it is working ! We will drop the lowest 50% of the quiz grades • No makeup for quizzes August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 7 August 29, 2006 E le v a to r s You are here! 1410 1248 Halls E le v a to r s Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 8 Outline of the course Week 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Topic Motion along a straight line Motion in 2d and 3d, relative motion Forces and Newton’s Laws Kinetic energy, work, power Potential energy, energy conservation Momentum and collisions Systems of particles, center of mass Motion along the perimeter of circles Rotation, moment of inertia, angular momentum Gravitation, Kepler’s Laws Solids and fluids Oscillations, harmonic, damped Waves Sound Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 Schedule for this week … Schedule Reading Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 9 August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 10 ! Tomorrow: • Math Primer (algebra, trigonometry, geometry) • Read appendix at the end of the book ! Read Chapter 1 of the book by Wednesday ! Wednesday, Thursday: • • • • Vectors Metric and British units, unit conversion Orders of magnitude in nature How to solve common physics problems August 29, 2006 LON-CAPA login Modern Physics (1) ! PHY 183 introduces you to the world of physics ! MSU/PA department is a perfect environment • Cutting edge research in many areas (Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics…) • Many opportunities to get involved as a freshman or a sophomore Enter your MSU NetID Enter your password Enter: msu Click here or hit Return ! PHY 183 will provide you with the first tools • • • • • Technical (mathematics) Approach to solving problems in a systematic manner Confrontation between theory and experiment Start to build-up a consistent picture First, Classical Newtonian Mechanics, but more to come through the course of your studies… Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 12 August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 11 August 29, 2006 Modern Physics (2) ! Physics discoveries have been driving almost all technological development • T r a n s is to r s in c o m p u te r c o m e fr o m v e r y fu n d a m e n ta l r e s e a r c h in Quantum Mechanics (around the 50’s) • S a m e fr o m la s e r s n o w h e a v ily u s e d in m a n y a r e a s • h ttp ://W W W w a s d e v e lo p e d in a p h y s ic s r e s e a r c h e n v ir o n m e n t Modern Physics (3) ! Particle physics • E x : R H IC in B r o o k h a v e n • R e - c r e a te c o n d itio n s o f th e e a r ly u n iv e r s e in th e la b o r a to r y • S tu d y lim its o f Q C D ! Many areas of physics are pursuing their long-term quests • P a r tic le , N u c le a r , A to m ic , S o lid - s ta te p h y s ic s • A s tr o n o m y a n d A s tr o p h y s ic s •… ! Astrophysics • • • • N u c le o s y n th e s is G r a v ita tio n a l w a v e s D a r k M a tte r … ! Surprisingly, a LOT remains to be understood • T h in g s a s “ b a s ic ” a s th e n u c le o n - n u c le o n in te r a c tio n a n d th e p r o c e s s o f b in d in g a n u c le u s a r e n o t w e ll u n d e r s to o d … August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 13 August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 14 Modern Physics (4) ! New areas of research emerge ! Often at the frontiers of “standard” fields • S o lid - s ta te p h y s ic s + A to m ic P h y s ic s = N a n o s c ie n c e a n d N a n o t e c h n o lo g y V e r y p r o m is in g te c h n o lo g ic a l a d v a n c e s *Iron atoms on a copper surface *Arrangement created by manipulating atoms one by one by using a scanning tunneling microscope ! Need to start from the beginning: Classical Mechanics • A lr e a d y u s e fu l to u n d e r s ta n d a n d ta c k le a lo t o f in te r e s tin g p r o b le m s ! • S o lid - s ta te v s N u c le a r P h y s ic s = M e s o s c o p ic P h y s ic s August 29, 2006 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 15 ...
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