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General Physics II

Course NumberPHY 112
Credits4
Lab Hours45
Lecture Hours60
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: Successful completion of PHY 111, with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0). Introduces basic physical principles involving electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. (60-45)


Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate the application of mathematics to the calculation of physical quantities.
Objectives:
  1. Solve physics problems using algebra.
  2. Solve physics problems using trigonometry.
  3. Draw diagrams representing the relationship between physical objects.
  4. Draw vector diagrams.
  5. Add and subtract vector quantities graphically and mathematically.
  6. Construct and interpret graphical data.
  7. Use correct SI units with all physical values.

Apply the physical principles related to electric charge.
Objectives:
  1. Define electric charge.
  2. Analyze electric force.
  3. Demonstrate electric field.
  4. Discuss electric potential.
  5. Describe capacitance and capacitors.3
  6. Determine the conductive properties of matter.
  7. Determine the motion of moving charged objects.

Apply the physical principles related to electric current.
Objectives:
  1. Define electric current.
  2. Analyze voltage sources.
  3. Demonstrate resistance and resistors.
  4. Discuss electric power.
  5. Solve physics problems involving resistor circuits.
  6. Describe resistor-capacitor circuits.

Apply the physical principles related to electric current.
Objectives:
  1. Define electric current.
  2. Analyze voltage sources.
  3. Demonstrate resistance and resistors.
  4. Discuss electric power.
  5. Solve physics problems involving resistor circuits.
  6. Describe resistor-capacitor circuits.

Apply the physical principles related to magnetism.
Objectives:
  1. Define ac impedance.
  2. Analyze ac current.
  3. Demonstrate ac voltage.
  4. Discuss ac power.

Apply the physical principles related to electromagnetic waves.
Objectives:
  1. Define electric and magnetic fields in electromagnetic waves.
  2. Analyze the velocity of electromagnetic waves.
  3. Demonstrate the electromagnetic spectrum.
  4. Discuss the detection of electromagnetic waves.
  5. Solve physics problems involving polarization of electromagnetic waves.
  6. Describe electromagnetic waves.

Apply the physical principles related to geometric optics.
Objectives:
  1. Define light waves and light rays.
  2. Analyze reflection.
  3. Demonstrate image formation by mirrors.
  4. Discuss refraction.
  5. Solve physics problems involving image formation by lenses.
  6. Describe the optics of the human eye.
  7. Determine corrective lenses for human sight.

Apply the physical principles related to wave optics.
Objectives:
  1. Define wave interference.
  2. Analyze wave interference for single slit, double slits and diffraction gratings.
  3. Demonstrate x-ray diffraction.
  4. Discuss thin film interference.

Apply the physical principles related to relativity.
Objectives:
  1. Define inertial and non-inertial reference frames.
  2. Analyze relative velocity.
  3. Demonstrate time dilation.
  4. Discuss length contraction.
  5. Solve physics problems involving how inertia depends on velocity.
  6. Describe relativistic kinetic energy.
  7. Describe the equivalence of mass and energy.

Apply the physical principles related to particles and waves.
Objectives:
  1. Define continuous and discrete spectra.
  2. Analyze photons.
  3. Demonstrate the photoelectric effect.
  4. Discuss electron-proton collisions.
  5. Solve physics problems involving particle diffraction.
  6. Describe wave particle duality.
  7. Describe the uncertainty principle.

Apply the physical principles related to the atom.
Objectives:
  1. Define the stable particles in an atom.
  2. Analyze the structure of the atom.
  3. Demonstrate the size of an atom.
  4. Discuss the discrete spectra of light emitted by atoms.
  5. Solve physics problems involving electron energies and the energy of emitted or absorbed photons.
  6. Describe the four quantum numbers that describe an atom.
  7. Describe the Pauli exclusion principle and its relationship to the periodic chart.
  8. Describe the principles of a laser.
  9. Analyze x-ray emission spectrum.

Apply the physical principles related to the nucleus of an atom.
Objectives:
  1. Define stable particles in a nucleus.
  2. Analyze the forces between nuclear particles.
  3. Demonstrate nuclear binding energy.
  4. Discuss the relationship between stability and binding energy.
  5. Solve physics problems involving the average atomic mass of an element.
  6. Describe the modes spontaneous radioactive decay.
  7. Describe the conservation laws that apply to radioactive decay.
  8. Describe neutrinos.
  9. Analyze radioactive decay half life and activity.
  10. Analyze radioactive dating.
  11. Describe ionizing radiation detectors.
  12. Describe the biological effects of ionizing radiation.
  13. Calculate ionizing radiation dosages.
  14. Describe nuclear reactions.
  15. Describe particle accelerators.
  16. Explain nuclear fusion.
  17. Explain nuclear fission.
  18. Demonstrate nuclear reactors.
  19. Explain elementary particles.




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