# PHY 203 GENERAL PHYSICS III

**PHY 203 – General Physics III**

**Course Outline**

**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

**Co-requisites:** MTH 221 **Concurrent Courses:** None

**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.