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PHY 222 - Physics for Science and Engineering 2

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: PHY 221  
Co-requisites: MAT 202  

This calculus-based physics course stresses experimental and problem-solving techniques. Electricity and magnetism are studied. Topics include electric charge and Coulomb’s Law, electric fields, Gauss’ Law, capacitors and dielectrics, Kirchhoff’s Rules, DC circuits, Oersted Effect, Ampere’s law, Maxwell’s equations and AC circuits.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the fundamental laws and principles that form the basis of the physics in electricity and magnetism.
  2. Apply calculus in problem solving to develop relationships for interpretation and attain numerical solutions where algebra is inadequate.
  3. Synthesize various concepts while applying them to real-world contexts seen in careers in the fields of science, technology and engineering.
  4. Apply data reduction/analysis techniques used in the execution of laboratory experiments to test important concepts, theories and principles of physics.
  5. Communicate ideas effectively in graphical and written form in homework solutions, examinations and lab reports. 
Listed Topics
  1. Electric charge and Coulombs Law
  2. Electric fields
  3. Gauss’s Law
  4. Electric potential
  5. Capacitance and dielectrics
  6. Direct Current and resistance
  7. Magnetic fields and magnetic forces
  8. Sources of magnetic fields
  9. Eletromagnetic induction
  10. Inductance
  11. Maxwell’s equations
  12. Alternating current
Reference Materials
Textbook, 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: 10/11/2019

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