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Principles of Physics II
PRIN PHYS II
CLASS CODE: PH 123 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course covers a variety of phenomenon, such as fluid mechanics, mechanical waves, sound waves, standing waves, thermodynamics, and optics.
DESCRIPTION: This course is the second semester of the Principles of Physics sequence. The course is designed for students majoring in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics. The course will cover topics in waves, thermodynamics, and optics. These areas of study are important in a wide variety of engineering and scientific disciplines. For example, an understanding of wave properties is essential in various electrical engineering applications such as wireless communication as well as all aspects of acoustics. Thermodynamics has a variety of applications in engine design and heat transfer. Finally principles of optics are involved in fiber-optic communication, instrument design, scanners, surveillance, etc.
TOPICS: Topics include a variety of phenomenons, such as fluid mechanics, mechanical waves, sound waves, standing waves, thermodynamics, and optics.
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this course is to give students a knowledge and understanding of fundamental physical truths. The second objective of the course is to show how an understanding of these physical truths can be used to develop devices, structures, and technologies that are useful for mankind. The third objective of the course is to help students develop problem solving skills that will be beneficial to them in their careers.
REQUIREMENTS: Homework, group assignments, presentations, and exams.
PREREQUISITES: Physics 121.
Concurrent Registration or completion of Math 113.
Math Level: Extensive use of college Algebra (Math 110 equivalent), Trigonometry and Calculus.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001