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PHYS-1402-002 College Physics II
Prerequisite: College Physics I or instructor consent
Fundamental principles of physics, using algebra and trigonometry; the principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics and modern physics topics; with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory activities will reinforce lecture content.
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(4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 4 lab)
Dual Credit Course
College Physics, 1st Ed, Etkina,Gentile and Van Heuvelen
eText and Mastering Physics access provided by Amarillo ISD
Paper copy of textbook available on request
College Physics: Algebra & Trig, 3rd Ed, by Hecht, available in the classroom
Bound notebooks, flash drive to save reports, scientific calculator, AP Physics review book.
Explain and apply the concepts of electrostatics and electric fields
Explain and utilize the principle of current, resistance, and voltage circuits
Explain and apply the concept of magnetic fields
Explain and apply the concept of electromagnetic waves
Know and utilize hte principles of reflection and refraction in optics
Explain and apply the concepts of geometric optics and image formation
Explain the use of optical instruments
Explain the concepts of special relativity
Explain the basic concepts of quantum mechanics
Explain the principles of atomic structures
Upon successful completion of this course (lab portion), students will:
1. Develop techniques to set up and perform experiments, collect data from those experiments, and formulate conclusions from an experiment.
2. Demonstrate the collections, analysis, and reporting of data using the scientific method.
3. Record experimental work completely and accurately in laboratory notebooks, and communicate experimental results clearly in written reports.
4. Solve problems involving the inter-relationship of fundamental charged particles, and electrical forces, fields, and currents.
5. Apply Kirchhoff’s Rules to analysis of circuits with potential sources, capacitance, inductance, and resistance, including parallel and series capacitance and resistance.
6. Solve problems in the electrostatic interaction of point charges through the application of Coulomb’s Law.
7. Solve problems involving the effects of magnetic fields on moving charges or currents, and the relationship of magnetic fields to the currents which produce them.
8. Solve problems applying the principles of reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, and superposition of waves.
10. Solve practical problems involving optics, lenses, mirrors, and optical instruments.
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Students are expected to be respectful of everyone in class and complete assignments in a timely manner
This one semester course will be taught over an entire high school year. At the high school there are two semesters so the final course grade will be an average of 6-6 weeks grades (75%) and 2 semester grades. Semester exams =25% of the final grade.
The following criteria will be used to determine your grade:
A: 90 or above, B: 89-80, C: 79-70, D: 69-60, F: 59 or below.
Fall Semester topics: Electrostatics, D.C. Circuits, Magnetism and electromagnetic induction.
Spring Semester topics- Geometric & Physical Optics, Quantum & Nuclear Physics, Thermodynamics and fluids.
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