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Physics II

PHY 212

Physics II

PHY 212

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 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:

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

Demonstrate understanding of electricity and magnetism

Objectives:

  • Solve problems/questions of electrostatics.
  • Solve problems/questions of electrodynamics.
  • Solve problems/questions of magnetostatics.
  • Solve problems/questions using Maxwell’s Equations.
  • Discuss the physics of induction.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of electric circuits.

Objectives:

  • Solve problems/questions for both AC and DC circuitry.
  • Explain the qualitative aspects of charge in a circuit.

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of optics.

Objectives:

  • Solve problems/questions related to EM waves.
  • Solve problems/questions dealing with geometric optics.
  • Solve problems/questions dealing with wave optics.

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.