Master Course Outline
PHYS& 116
General Phys III w/Lab

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60
Lecture Hours:40
Lab Hours:20

Description
This is part three of an algebrabased physics sequence intended for nonphysical 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 2017 
7154 
Steve May 

PHYS& 116 
Spring 2016 
7154 
Steve May 

PHYS& 116 
Spring 2015 
0824 
Steve May 

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 


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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.
