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PHYS& 116
General Phys III w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This is part three of an algebra-based physics sequence intended for non-physical science majors. Topics include electricity and magnetism, optics, and selected topics in modern physics (relativity, structure of the atom, quantum theory, etc.). Lab work required. Prerequisite: PHYS& 115. Formerly PHYS 123, College Physics III.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Build simple DC circuits and predict their behavior.
  • Describe the interaction of electric and magnetic fields
  • Analyze EM waves in terms of ray and wave optics
  • Describe the modern physics principles of special relativity and quantum theory
  • Solve numerical problems (algebra and trigonometry based) related electricity and magnetism, optics, and topics from modern physics.
  • Perform laboratory experiments to investigate DC circuit and elementary optics.

  • Course Topics
  • DC Circuits
  • Magnetism, EM induction, and simple AC circuits
  • Ray and wave optics
  • Special relativity
  • Quantum physics and the atom

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHYS& 116
    Spring 2014
    0824
    Michelle Schmode
    PHYS& 116
    Spring 2013
    1856
    Steve May


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     

    *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.