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College Physics III

Course Number: PHYS 123
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 60

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 122.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. The student will learn the basic tenants of electricity and magnetism.
B. The student will learn the components and design of simple circuit.
C. The student will learn about geometric and physical optics.
D. The student will have the ability to solve numerical problems (algebra and trigonometry based) related to the above mentioned concepts.
E. If time allows - a general conceptual understanding of a select topic or two in modern physics. Topics may include: special relativity, modern theory of the structure of the atom and atomic nucleus, quantum ideas concerning the structure and behavior of matter.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
PHYS 123
Spring 2012
1856
Steve May
PHYS 123
Spring 2011
1856
Steve May
PHYS 123
Spring 2010
1856
Steve May
PHYS 123
Spring 2009
1856
Steve May
PHYS 123
Spring 2008
1856
Steve May
PHYS 123
Spring 2007
1858
Frank Skorina
PHYS 123
Spring 2006
1858
Steve May
PHYS 123
Spring 2005
1858
Steve May


Two Year Projected Schedule

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

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)