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PHYS 1042 - General Physics II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab 2
Course Description: This course is a continuation of PHYS 1041 , introducing many of the remaining topics in classical physics. This course in general physics introduces the topics of thermodynamics, optics, waves, and electricity. It includes a computer-based laboratory component where students collect, analyze, and interpret data.
MnTC Goals
3 Natural Science

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1041  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

1. Thermal Energy, Temperature and Heat.
2. Direct Current Circuits.
3. Direct Current and Ohms Law.
4. Electrical Energy.
5. Electrical Force.
6. Heat Transfer.
7. Optical Instruments.
8. Reflection and Refraction of Light.
9. Thermodynamics.
10. Wave Interference.

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

1. Successfully solve problems involving waves and intereference
2. Demonstrate a high degree of problem-solving skill.
3. Analyze circuits using the principles of electricity.
4. Apply the laws of geometric optics to determine magnification and the position of images
5. Apply the laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer.

Competency 1 (1-6)
03. 01. Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.

03. 02. Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students’ laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.

03. 03. Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.

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