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PHYS 1082 - Introductory Physics II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 5Lab 2
Course Description: This course is the second course in a comprehensive two-semester sequence in introductory physics. The topics of wave motion, geometric optics, and electricity and magnetism are introduced at the level of calculus. The course presents these topics as a foundation for further studies in science while at the same time developing problem-solving skills that will be useful for students in practically any endeavor they choose to undertake.
MnTC Goals
3 Natural Science

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of PHYS 1081 . MATH 1082  or concurrent enrollment.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Electricity Coulombs Law Gauss Law Potential and Voltage Capacitance and Dielectrics Current and Resistance Circuits Direct Current Alternating Current
  2. Geometric Optics Refraction Reflection Dispersion Image Formation Magnification Light Interference Diffraction
  3. Wave Mechanics Superposition and Interference Sound Waves Standing Waves
  4. Magnetism Magnetic Forces Magnetic Sources and Fields Electromagnetic Induction Electromagnetic Waves

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Analyze oscillatory and wave motion using calculus.
  2. Apply the laws of geometric optics to determine magnification and the position of images
  3. Explain limitations of optical devices.
  4. Analyze circuits using the principles of electromagnetism.
  5. Calculate the electric and magnetic fields produced by a variety of electrostatic or magnetostatic sources.
  6. Demonstrate a high degree of problem-solving skill.

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