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General Physics II

PHY 112

General Physics II

PHY 112

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 6, and 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

Solve general physics problems with mathematics.

Objectives:

  • Use algebra and trigonometry skills to solve physics problems.
  • Evaluate quantities and express them in different unit systems.

Demonstrate understanding of electricity and magnetism.

Objectives:

  • Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to properties of charge and charge transfer.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to electric forces, fields, potential, energy, and induced fields
  • Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to magnetic forces and fields.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of electric circuits.

Objectives:

  • Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems for both AC and DC circuitry.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems involving current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance, energy, and power.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve circuit problems using Kirchhoff’s Rules and Ohm’s Law including RC, LR, and RLC circuits.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of optics.

Objectives:

  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems for the EM wave.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems dealing with image formation by mirrors and lenses.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to wave propagation, interference, and polarization.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of special relativity or general relativity.

Objectives:

  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems dealing with time dilation, length contraction, and simultaneity in special relativity.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to Lorentz transformations of velocity in special relativity.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems dealing with energy and momentum in special relativity
  • Explain the qualitative aspects of space-time curvature in general relativity.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of modern physics.

Objectives:

  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to the historical experiments/theories of quantum physics (e.g. photoelectric effect, blackbody radiation, ultraviolet catastrophe, Davisson-Germer expt., Compton Effect).
  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to wave-particle duality (e.g., matter waves, wavefunctions, and Heisenberg Uncertainy Principle).
  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to the historical experiments/theories of atomic physics (e.g., models of the atom, spectroscopy, energy quantization, quantum numbers).
  • Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to historical experiments/theories of nuclear physics (quarks, binding energy, fusion/fission, radioactive decay).

Demonstrate laboratory skills.

Objectives:

  • Perform measurements with appropriate devices.
  • Use significant digits in calculations correctly.
  • Analyze data from experiments to draw conclusions.
  • Use technology associated with a science laboratory.
  • Use appropriate safety protocols in the laboratory.
  • Produce reports from experimental work.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method.