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Physics II

Course NumberPHY 212
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.
  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
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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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