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PHY102 COLLEGE PHYSICS II

PHY 102College Physics II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  PHY 102 College Physics II

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:  6.0                          Lecture/Lab:  6.0              Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in PHY 101 or permission of the instructor

Co-requisites:  None                                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is the second half of a standard college physics course sequence.  Lecture and laboratory work is supported by individual assistance and computer activities.  This half emphasizes the study of electricity magnetism and light, with additional topics including solids, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, vibrations, waves, sound, and topics in modern physics.

General Education Goals: PHY 102 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use the scientific method of inquiry through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.

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. describe and explain the sequence of steps in the analysis of a particular physical phenomenon or problems in the area of thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and selected topics in modern physics; and
  4. perform laboratory experiments where natural world phenomena will be observed and measured.