Course Number & Name: PHY 203 General Physics III
Credit Hours: 5.0 Contact Hours: 7.0 Lecture/Lab: 7.0 Other: N/A
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:
- translate quantifiable problems into mathematical terms and solve these problems using mathematical or statistical operations;
- use the scientific method to analyze a problem and draw conclusions from data and observations;
- 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
- perform laboratory experiments where natural world phenomena will be observed and measured.