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. | ||
DESCRIPTION: | Principles of Electricity and Magnetism with emphasis on combining intuition and past experience with mathematics to understand the laws of electricity and magnetism. | ||
TAUGHT: | Fall, Winter, Summer | ||
CONTENT AND TOPICS: | 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. |
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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: | 1.Know and use the language of physics as it applies to: Principles of Electric Fields, Gauss’s Law, Electric Potential, Capacitance and Dielectrics, Current and Resistance, Direct Current Circuits, Magnetic Fields, Sources of Magnetic Fields, Faraday’s Law, Inductance, Alternating Current Circuits, Electromagnetic Waves. 2.Solve mathematical problems involving electric and magnetic forces, fields, and various electro-magnetic devices and electric circuits. 3.Devote attention to discussing, justifying, and clarifying the concepts and principles of physics, with less emphasis on mathematical derivations. 4.Students will develop explicit problem-solving strategies that emphasize qualitative analysis steps to describe and clarify the situation. 5.Gain confidence in their ability to apply mathematical methods to understand electro-magnetic problems to real-life situations. |
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REQUIREMENTS: | Lecture, multimedia presentations demonstrations, classroom discussions, objective exams, quizzes, assigned written problems, oral presentations, homeworkquizzes, exams. | ||
PREREQUISITES: | Physics 121 or PH 123 Concurrent Registration or completion of Math 113 or Math 215. Math Level: Extensive use of College Algebra, Trigonometry, and single and multi-variable Calculus. |
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OTHER: | *Students majoring in Physics Education will take Math 113 **Students majoring in Applied Physics will take MATH 215 instead of Math 113. |
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EFFECTIVE DATE: | August 2002 |