Course Number & Name:  PHY 203 General Physics III

Credit Hours:  5.0            Contact Hours:  7.0                          Lecture/Lab:  7.0              Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in PHY 104 and MTH 122
Concurrent Courses:  Grade of “C” or better in MTH 221

Course Description: This course is a continuation of PHY 103 and PHY 104, which completes the introductory physics sequence for engineering majors.  The theory and applications of the following topics are covered: oscillations with an introduction to Maxwell’s Equations and its applications to microwaves, hydrodynamics, kinetic theory, physical and geometrical optics, introduction to atomic theory, the periodic table and elementary particles.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. translate quantifiable problems into mathematical terms and solve these problems using mathematical or statistical operations;
  2. use the scientific method to analyze a problem and draw conclusions from data and observations;
  3. use accurate terminology and notation in written and/or oral form to describe and explain the sequence of steps in the analysis of a particular physical phenomenon in the areas of waves, optics, relativity, modern physics, and nuclear physics; and
  4. perform laboratory experiments where natural world phenomena will be observed and measured.


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