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PHY 222 - University Physics II

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4

Description: This course is a continuation of calculus based treatment of the following topics: thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and induction phenomena.

Prerequisite(s): Take PHY 221  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Electric Charge and Electric Field
  • Gauss’s Law
  • Electric Potential
  • Capacitance, Dielectrics, Electric Energy Storage
  • DC Circuits
  • Magnetism
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Faraday’s Law
  • AC Circuits
  • Maxwell’s Equation and Electromagnetic Waves
  • Light: Reflection and Refraction
  • Lenses and Optical Instruments
  • The Wave Nature of Light; Interference
  • Diffraction and Polarization
  • Special Theory of Relativity
  • Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Chapter 40: Quantum Mechanics of Atoms
  • 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 concept in electricity and magnetism, optics, special relativity, elementary quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, and particle physics.
  2. Apply fundamental physics principles to obtain qualitative solutions using analytical and logical reasoning.
  3. Use appropriate mathematical and computational techniques to obtain quantitative solutions.
  4. Analyze experimental results to their theoretical prediction within laboratory environment.
  5. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills through group work, lab, and in-class activities, assignment, and report.

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