PHYS 1402 - COLLEGE PHYSICS II

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, 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.

Lab fees apply

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Solve problems involving the inter-relationship of fundamental charged particles, and electrical forces, fields, and currents.
  • Apply Kirchhoff’s Rules to analysis of circuits with potential sources, capacitance, inductance, and resistance, including parallel and series capacitance and resistance
  • Solve problems in the electrostatic interaction of point charges through the application of Coulomb’s Law.
  • Solve problems involving the effects of magnetic fields on moving charges or currents, and the relationship of magnetic fields to the currents that produce them.
  • Use Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws to determine electromotive forces and solve problems involving electromagnetic induction.
  • Articulate the principles of reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, and superposition of waves.
  • Describe the characteristics of light and the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Develop techniques to set up and perform experiments, collect data from those experiments, and formulate conclusions from an experiment.
  • Demonstrate the collections, analysis, and reporting of data using the scientific method.
  • Record experimental work completely and accurately in laboratory notebooks, and communicate experimental results clearly in written reports.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 48.0

Prerequisites: