Jul 13, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 222 - Engineering Physics II

4 Credits: (3 lecture, 3 lab)

Course Description
Physics 222 is a continuation of Physics 221. Topics include thermodynamics, electric field, electric potential, capacitance, DC current and circuitry, magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, inductance, and alternating current. Problem solving is very strongly emphasized. Microcomputer Based Laboratory (MBL) activities are utilized. 

Note Fall semester only.

Prerequisite PHYS 221 and MATH 222 or concurrent registration.


Text
Young, H. D., & Freedman, R. A. (2020). University physics with modern physics. (15th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice.

Objectives
The student will be able to:

A. Be able to recognize the general physical principles regarding electronics, magnetism, and wave theory.

B. Build upon problem solving skills.

C. Be prepared for additional coursework in the physical sciences and technologies.

D. Solve problems in electrostatics.

E. Solve problems involving DC current.

F. Use Gauss’ Law to solve problem in electricity.

G. Solve DC and AC circuit problems which include capacitors, EMF, resistance, inductors and current.

H. Solve problems of the magnetic field using Ampere’s Law, Faraday’s Law, Lenz’s Law, and the Biot-Savart Law.

I. Apply the first and second law of thermodynamics to both theoretical and practical concepts and computations.

Content
A. First Law of Thermodynamics

B. Second Law of Thermodynamics

C. Coulomb’s Law

D. Electric field

E. Electric potential

F. Capacitance

G. Current, resistance and EMF

H. Direct current circuits

I. Magnetic fields and forces

J. Sources of magnetic field

K. Electromagnetic inductance

L. Inductance

M. Alternative current

Student Evaluation
This course will be graded on laboratory reports, one-hour examinations, and a final examination.