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PHY 202 - Physics II

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4

Description: This course covers physics topics, including mechanics, wave motion, sound, heat, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics.

Prerequisite(s): Take PHY 201  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Electric Charge and Electric Field
  • Electric Potential
  • Electric Currents
  • DC Circuits
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday’s Law
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Light: Geometric Optics
  • The Wave Nature of Light
  • Optical Instruments
  • The Special Theory of Relativity
  • Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom
  • Quantum Mechanics of Atoms
  • Molecules and Solids
  • Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
  • Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Scientific, graphic calculator (TI series)

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain basic physics principles and concepts in electricity and magnetism, optics, special relativity, elementary quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, and particle physics.
  2. Utilize analytical and logical reasoning in solving scientific problems.
  3. Utilize effective strategies to collect, verify, and manage information from a variety of sources.
  4. Demonstrate oral communication skills in collaborative group work and presentations.
  5. Demonstrate competence in the terminology, mathematics, and scientific methods used within the discipline.

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  • Orientation and Support
  • Proctored Exams

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