Course Number & Name:  PHY 104 General 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 103 and MTH 121
Concurrent Courses:  Grade of “C” in MTH 122

Course Description: This is a continuation of PHY 103 with an emphasis on electrostatics, direct current and alternating current circuits, electromagnetism, magnetic properties of matter, and electromagnetic oscillations.  The laboratory is based upon electrical measurements using modern electronic test equipment.

General Education Goals: PHY 104 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 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 or problems in the areas of electricity and magnetism; and
  3. use the scientific method to analyze a problem and draw conclusions from data and observation.


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