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PHYS2B:  GENERAL PHYSICS II


Course Description

An introduction to the principles of physics using algebra and trigonometry. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light and optics, modern physics, and an introduction to relativity. (C-ID: PHYS 110) (C-ID: PHYS 100S: Phys 2A + Phys 2B) PREREQUISITE: Physics 2A with a grade of 'C' or better. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast gravitational, electric and magnetic forces and fields.
  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast gravitational and electrical potential energy and electric potential.
  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast circuit elements, and series and parallel circuits.
  • Apply conservation of energy and conservation of charge to circuits using Kirchoff's Rules.
  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast electromagnetic and sound waves.
  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast reflection and refraction and the formation of images.
  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast refraction, interference and diffraction.
  • Identify and describe special relativity, time and length contraction, equivalence of mass and energy.
  • Describe wave-particle duality, the photoelectric effect, the wave nature of matter, and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
  • Describe the structure of the atom, compare and contrast the strong nuclear force, the electrostatic force, and the gravitational force, describe radioactive decay.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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