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Introductory Applied Physics II
APPL PHYSICS
CLASS CODE: PH 106 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course is the second sequence of algebra and trigonometry based Applied Physics. Concurrent registration of PH 106L is strongly recommended.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This General Education course introduces students to the basic physical principles and laws that govern Electricity and Magnetism, optics and other modern physics topics such as: atomic and nuclear physics, relativity, cosmology and particle physics.. It is designed to help students learn to think analytically in terms of these laws and principles. It also teaches student good problem solving skills and helps prepare them for other courses in a pre-professional discipline.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Know the terminology and vocabulary used to describe the following topics of Electricity and Magnetism: Fields, Potential, Force, Energy, Circuits. Wave Optics: Light is an E&M wave, Diffraction, Refraction, Interference. Geometric Optics: Snell's Law, Lenses, Images. Atomic Physics: Bohr model, Quantum model, Atomic Spectra. Nuclear Physics: Half life, Decay processes and products, uses of radiation and energy.
2.Converse intellectually with others on these scientific topics and understand relevant articles from newspapers and magazines.
3.Describe the methodology of science and the relationship between observation and theory. Participate in the methodology by performing laboratory exercises.
4.Examine how physics, its methods, axioms and philosophy have changed over the years.
5.Find applications of concepts from physics in other disciplines such as biology, architecture, construction, and manufacturing.
6.Analyze real and imaginary physical problems and develop correct solutions to these problems through application of natural laws
7.Express knowledge and ideas through written language.
8.Communicate and work effectively together with others with a wide range of intellectual backgrounds.
9.Read and understand books and other literature that relates to basic Electricity and Magnesium, Optics, Atomic and Nuclear physics.
10.Glean greater understanding of physics from discussions.
11.Recognize the broad nature of the field of physics. Seeing its application in biology, engineering, medicine, and many other fields that may be experienced.
12.See the importance of other fields in the study of physics.


REQUIREMENTS: Homework and exams with a comprehensive final.
Lectures, classroom discussions, classroom demonstrations, essays from lecture component.
Solving homework problems.
PREREQUISITES: Physics 105
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983