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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.

DESCRIPTION: This course covers a variety of phenomenon, such as fluid mechanics, mechanical waves, sound waves, standing waves, thermodynamics, and optics.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 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 include a variety of phenomenons, such as fluid mechanics, mechanical waves, sound waves, standing waves, thermodynamics, and optics.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Understand basic physical fundamentals of
Oscillations, Fluid Mechanics, Sound, Wave Interference, Laws of Thermodynamics, Geometric Optics, Optical Effects.
2.Apply understanding of the physical processes above to simple harmonic oscillators, buoyancy, musical instruments, molecular dynamics.
engines, refrigeration, heat flow, optical instruments.
3.Acquire problem solving skills, mathematical techniques, ability to synthesize.
4.Identify models for physical systems, limitations of theories.
5.Perform basic calculations with
traveling waves, decibel scale, Doppler effect, PV diagrams, ideal gas equations, ray diagrams, Phasors.

REQUIREMENTS: Lecture, demonstrations, classroom activities, homework, group assignments, presentations, and exams.
PREREQUISITES: PH 121 or ME 204
Concurrent Registration or completion of Math 113 or Math 215
Math Level: Extensive use of college Algebra (Math 110 equivalent), Trigonometry and Calculus.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001