Jul 18, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 102 - Physics II

4 Credits: (3 lecture, 2 lab)

Course Description
This course is a continuation of Physics I. Topics include heat transfer, thermodynamics, harmonic motion, waves, sound, electrostatics, DC circuits, magnetism, alternating current, and optics. Microcomputer Based Laboratory (MBL) activities are utilized in some of the lab exercises. 

Note Spring semester only.

Prerequisite PHYS 101 or permission of instructor.


Text
Serway, R. A., Vuille, C., & Hughes, J. (2018).College physics (11th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Objectives
The student will be able to:

A. Integrate physics concepts into continued studies in technology courses and other courses requiring a basic understanding of physics.

B. Demonstrate mathematical and computational skills in solving scientific and technical problems.

C. Describe basic physical principles and laws, and understand their context, and how they apply in the world around us.

D. Use laboratory equipment and analyze the data.

E. Indicate an understanding of basic physics as a part of a person’s general education.

Content
A. Heat.

B. First and Second Law of Thermodynamics.

C. Vibration and Waves.

D. Sound.

E. Electrostatics.

F. Electric Current.

G. Magnetism.

H. Electromagnetic Induction.

I. Alternating Current.

J. Reflection and Refraction.

Student Evaluation
The objectives will be evaluated as follows:  A, B, C, D, and E will be evaluated using some combination of homework, lab reports, examinations, and a final examination.