
PHY 112  General Physics IICredits: 4 Introduces basic physical principles involving electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2 and MATH LEVEL 6 and completion of PHY 111 with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0). Corequisite(s): None Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 45 Meets MTA Requirement: Natural Science Lab Pass/NoCredit: Yes
Outcomes and Objectives
 Solve general physics problems with mathematics.
 Use algebra and trigonometry skills to solve physics problems.
 Evaluate quantities and express them in different unit systems.
 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and magnetism.
 Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to properties of charge and charge transfer.
 Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to electric forces, fields, potential, energy, and induced fields
 Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to magnetic forces and fields.
 Demonstrate understanding of the principles of electric circuits.
 Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems for both AC and DC circuitry.
 Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems involving current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance, energy, and power.
 Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve circuit problems using Kirchhoff’s Rules and Ohm’s Law including RC, LR, and RLC circuits.
 Demonstrate understanding of the principles of optics.
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems for the EM wave.
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems dealing with image formation by mirrors and lenses.
 Explain the qualitative aspects of and solve problems related to wave propagation, interference, and polarization.
 Demonstrate understanding of the principles of special relativity or general relativity.
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems dealing with time dilation, length contraction, and simultaneity in special relativity.
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to Lorentz transformations of velocity in special relativity.
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems dealing with energy and momentum in special relativity
 Explain the qualitative aspects of spacetime curvature in general relativity.
 Demonstrate understanding of the principles of modern physics.
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to the historical experiments/theories of quantum physics (e.g. photoelectric effect, blackbody radiation, ultraviolet catastrophe, DavissonGermer expt., Compton Effect).
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to waveparticle duality (e.g., matter waves, wavefunctions, and Heisenberg Uncertainy Principle).
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to the historical experiments/theories of atomic physics (e.g., models of the atom, spectroscopy, energy quantization, quantum numbers).
 Explain the qualitative aspects and solve problems related to historical experiments/theories of nuclear physics (quarks, binding energy, fusion/fission, radioactive decay).
 Demonstrate laboratory skills.
 Perform measurements with appropriate devices.
 Use significant digits in calculations correctly.
 Analyze data from experiments to draw conclusions.
 Use technology associated with a science laboratory.
 Use appropriate safety protocols in the laboratory.
 Produce reports from experimental work.
 Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method.
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