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Principles of Physics III
PRIN PHYS III
CLASS CODE: PH 220 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Principles of Electricity and Magnetism with emphasis on combining intuition and past experience with mathematics to understand the laws of electricity and magnetism.
DESCRIPTION: The third class of a four-course sequence (Principles of Physics III) is intended for students majoring in: *Physics Minor, Physics Education Minor, B.S. in **Applied Physics, B.S. in Physics Education, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics/Computer Science majors.
TOPICS: Electric fields, Gauss’ Law, Electric Potential, capacitance and dielectrics, electrical current and resistance, Direct current, magnetic fields and their sources, Faraday’s Law, Inductance, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell’s Equations.
OBJECTIVES: PH 220 initiates students to the field of study involving Electricity and Magnetism. Students will work together in small groups, discussing concepts and working problems. It is important that students develop a heuristic approach and understanding of how and why electric and magnetic models of nature work. An important caveat is understanding the limitations of said models.
REQUIREMENTS: All students must have their own textbook. Scientific calculators (graphing-calculators are required) will be utilized and the student must procure their own. Procedures, assignments, examinations are required by all faculty. Some faculty may in addition require attendance, participation, projects, or other forms of assessment.
PREREQUISITES: Physics 121, Concurrent Registration or completion of Math 113 or Math 215.
Math Level: Extensive use of College Algebra, Trigonometry, and single and multi-variable Calculus.
OTHER: *Students majoring in Physics Education will take Math 113
**Students majoring in Applied Physics will take MATH 215 instead of Math 113.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002