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PHYS& 115
General Phys II w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This is part two of an algebra-based physics sequence intended for non-physical science majors. Topics include mechanical properties of matter, behavior of fluids, harmonic motion and waves, basic thermodynamics, and an introduction to electricity. Lab work required. Prerequisite: PHYS& 114. Formerly PHYS 122, College Physics II.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the behaviors of fluids under the influence of changes in pressure, temperature and mechanical forces.
  • Apply knowledge of vibrational energy to sound and human hearing.
  • Describe the transfer of thermal energy as it relates to changes in temperature, state of materials, and work done by heat engines.
  • Analyze electric field and forces created by electric charge distributions.
  • Solve numerical problems (algebra and trigonometry based) related to fluids, thermal energy, vibrational motion, and effects of electric charge distributions.
  • Perform laboratory experiments to investigate: fluids, thermal energy, vibrational motion, and effects of electric charge distributions.

  • Course Topics
  • Static and dynamic behavior of fluids
  • Thermal energy and thermodynamics
  • Vibrations, oscillation, sound, and hearing
  • Electric charge, force, and field

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHYS& 115
    Winter 2014
    0832
    Michelle Schmode
    PHYS& 115
    Winter 2013
    1445
    Steve May


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.