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Pre-Medical Professional Physics II
PREMED PHYS II
CLASS CODE: PH 116 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Second sequence of the general physics course particularly designed for pre-medical students, but also appropriate for architecture, biology and GE students. It is designed to address the concepts and topics needed to prepare students for the MCAT and entrance into professional schools. The style of MCAT physics questions are addressed directly.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The lecture portion of this course covers topics that include electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. These topics are the basis for most of our current technologies, particularly in the medical field.

The three-hour lab portion of this course includes measurements and experiences with many of the topics and principles covered in the lecture portion. Labs may address the topics of developing empirical equations and measurements that support understanding in the lecture portion. The lab reports will constitute a major part of the writing component of the course.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Experience and understand basic physical fundamentals and the key vocabulary to describe, electricity and magnetism, electric circuits, electromagnetic waves, light, and optics, modern physics (Quantum, SR, Nuclear).
2.Develop problem solving skills: organize given information, identify and apply pertinent principles, apply math to solution, interpret results, evaluate validity of results.
3.Develop skills in observation, interpretation, reasoning, synthesis, generalizing, predicting, and questioning as a way to learn new knowledge.
4.Develop interpersonal and communication skills:
communicating with small groups, communication with writing, working effectively with peers on collective product working for the benefit of peers.
5.Apply understanding of the physical process to general real-world situations, including a smaller subset which addresses the physical mechanisms of disease of injury.
REQUIREMENTS: Lectures,demonstrations,group and classroom discussions, laboratory activities,quizzes,homework, exams,laboratory reports and worksheets.
PREREQUISITES: PH 115 or equivalent experience and permission of the instructor.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004