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PHYS 152: College Physics II (3 credits)

Course Description

A noncalculus, one-semester course for pre-professional or nonengineering majors. Study of the basic concepts of physics, including the fundamental principles and theories in electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for PHYS 151 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Co-Requisite(s): PHYS 152L.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the underlying philosophy of the physics, including the scientific method.
  • Apply the basic concepts of physics, including thermodynamics, static and dynamic laws of electricity and magnetism, circuit analysis, electromagnetic radiation, optical systems, and the fundamentals of atomic and nuclear physics.
  • Apply the concept of conservation laws in problem solving.
  • Apply basic algebraic and graphical analysis techniques to physics problems.
  • Compare and contrast macroscopic and microscopic systems in physics.
  • Define quantitatively and qualitatively the common terms used in physics.
  • Assess the limitations of the scientific method and apply error analysis.
  • Recognize the physical science principles as applied to everyday situations.

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