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PHY 112 College Physics II
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: PHY 1112
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Non-calculus treatment of the principles of physics for non-physics majors, covering electricity, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, light, optics, and modern physics.

Prerequisites: PHY111 AND (MAT 182 OR MAT 187)

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: 1. Students should possess proficiency in solving quadratic equations, using trigonometric functions, and the ability to use geometry in real world scenarios.
2. Students should retain all skills developed in PHY111, most notably the ability to use vectors in graphical and analytic forms, as well as all algebraic and trigonometric skills learned thus far.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of principles, methods and applications of physics in the areas of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, circuit analysis, physical optics, wave optics and atomic structure.
2. (Knowledge Level) Define the basic properties of electrical charge, the electrostatic force, and the electric field.
3. (Analysis Level) Outline the relationship between electric and magnetic fields and their interdependence.
4. (Analysis Level) Use Kirchhoffs Loop and Node Rules to analyze elementary DC and AC circuits with resistive, capacitive and inductive elements.
5. (Evaluation Level) Explain the wave-particle duality of light and how the experimental evidence justifies this principle.
6. (Evaluation Level) Use the Energy and Momentum Principles to evaluate physical systems on microscopic and macroscopic levels as they pertain to the structure of matter and the accompanying interactions.
7. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the various methods of radioactive decay and the energy required for nuclear transformations such as fission and fusion.
8. (Comprehension Level) Explain the Photoelectric Effect.
9. (Analysis Level) Use the principles of geometric and wave optics to describe and analyze optical phenomena pertaining to devices such as telescopes and microscopes.
10. (Application Level) Use a computational model in a graphics simulation environment (Visual Python) for characterizing one or more electromagnetic phenomena as it pertains to a particular physical experiment that has been completed in lab.
11. (Evaluation Level) Use the methods of observation and scientific inquiry to demonstrate knowledge of concepts and principles by implementing and interpreting the outcome of laboratory experiments.
12. (Application Level) Demonstrate proficiency with laboratory equipment and procedures.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None