2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 1402 - College Physics II

4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) This course is a continuation of PHYS 1401 . Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of physics. This course is not for physical science and engineering majors but can serve as the physics requirement for the pre-professional medical programs. (4008015303) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; PHYS 1401  
Course Outcomes
1. Develop techniques to set up and perform experiments, collect data from those experiments.
2. Demonstrate the collections, analysis, and reporting of data using the scientific method.
3. Record experimental work completely and accurately in laboratory notebooks, and communicate experimental results clearly in written reports.
4. Solve problems involving the inter-relationship of fundamental charged particles, and electrical forces, fields, and currents.
5. Apply Kirchhoff’s Rules to analysis of circuits with potential sources, capacitance, inductance, and resistance, including parallel and series capacitance and resistance.
6. Solve problems in the electrostatic interaction of point charges through the application of Coulomb’s Law.
7. Solve problems involving the effects of magnetic fields on moving charges or currents, and the relationship of magnetic fields to the currents which produce them.
8. Use Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws to determine electromotive forces and solve problems involving electromagnetic induction.
9. Articulate the principles of reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, and superposition of waves.
10. Describe the characteristics of light and the electromagnetic spectrum.
11. Solve problems applying the principles of reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, and superposition of waves.
12. Solve practical problems involving optics, lenses, mirrors, and optical instruments.
13. Articulate the basic structures and properties of atoms.