General Physics 2
This second semester course is a continuation of PHYS 181. Using algebra and trigonometry, the more advanced topics of electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics are explored through lecture demonstrations, interactive activities and laboratory work. This course is not for engineering students or physics majors.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Evaluate the electric force between point charges.
- Evaluate the electric field at a distance from a point charge.
- Sketch both electric field lines and equipotential lines around charged objects.
- Analyze the motion of a charge in terms of the electric field it encounters.
- Evaluate the electric potential at a distance from a charged object.
- Analyze the motion of a charge in terms of the electric potential it encounters.
- Analyze properties of simple DC circuits.
- Relate the magnetic force on a moving charge to the magnetic field it encounters.
- Sketch the magnetic field near a current carrying wire.
- Evaluate the magnetic field at a distance from a current carrying wire.
- Analyze the image formed by a system of lenses and/or mirrors.
- Evaluate interference and diffraction effects for electromagnetic waves.
- Explain basic principles of special relativity.
- Analyze the atomic spectra of hydrogen.
- Analyze the electron configuration in an atom.
- Use a digital multimeter to measure current, voltage and resistance.
- Identify sources of experimental error.
- Develop data tables and graphs to portray the results of experimental data collection.
- Develop a conclusion based on analysis of experimental data.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.