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Physics II

Course NumberPHY 212
Credits5
Lab Hours45
Lecture Hours75
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2, and MTH 162 and PHY 211 both with a minimum grade of "C" (2.0). Examines the basic physical principles involving electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics. Meets the needs of Science and Engineering majors. (75-45)


Outcomes and Objectives

Solve general physics problems with mathematics through calculus.
Objectives:
  1. Use algebra, trigonometry, and calculus skills to solve physics problems.
  2. Evaluate quantities and express them in different unit systems.

Demonstrate understanding of electricity and magnetism
Objectives:
  1. Solve problems/questions of electrostatics.
  2. Solve problems/questions of electrodynamics.
  3. Solve problems/questions of magnetostatics.
  4. Solve problems/questions using Maxwell’s Equations.
  5. Discuss the physics of induction.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of electric circuits.
Objectives:
  1. Solve problems/questions for both AC and DC circuitry.
  2. Explain the qualitative aspects of charge in a circuit.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of optics.
Objectives:
  1. Solve problems/questions related to EM waves.
  2. Solve problems/questions dealing with geometric optics.
  3. Solve problems/questions dealing with wave optics.

Demonstrate laboratory skills.
Objectives:
  1. Perform measurements with appropriate devices.
  2. Use significant digits in calculations correctly.
  3. Analyze data from experiments to draw conclusions.
  4. Use technology associated with a science laboratory.
  5. Use appropriate safety protocols in the laboratory.
  6. Produce reports from experimental work.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method.




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