# 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.