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PHY 142 - Physics 2

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: PHY 141  

This course is a continuation of PHY 141 . Students gain a basic understanding of the fundamental principles and applications of electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics using algebra and trigonometry. Laboratory activities reinforce the fundamental principles of physics and topics presented in the lecture section. This course is transferable to many four-year institutions. Students should consult a transfer counselor.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify physical situations relating to the concepts of electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic and nuclear physics.
  2. Solve physics problems using algebra and trigonometry.
  3. Apply knowledge of vectors to problems of electricity and magnetism.
  4. Apply data analysis techniques in laboratory experiments.
  5. Draw conclusions relating experiment results to appropriate lecture topics.
  6. Communicate experimental findings both in written and graphical form through laboratory reports.

 Listed Topics

  1. Static electric forces
  2. Electric potential
  3. Capacitance, resistance, basic circuits
  4. Magnetism and induction
  5. Wave motion and sound
  6. Nature of light
  7. Geometric optics and physical optics
  8. Special relativity
  9. Atomic and nuclear physics
Reference Materials
Textbook, Laboratory Manual, Scientific Calculator, Computer, Internet
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/17/2020

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