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PHYS4C:  PHYS FOR SCI & ENG III


Course Description

An introduction to the principles of physics using calculus. Topics include light, optics, interference, diffraction, thermal energy, the Laws of Thermodynamics, the kinetic theory of gases, and an introduction to relativity and modern physics. (C-ID: PHYS 215) (C-ID: PHYS 200S: Phys 4A + Phys 4B + Phys 4C) PREREQUISITE: Completion of MATH 1B with a grade of 'C' or better, AND completion of PHYS 4A with a grade of 'C' or better.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast the thermodynamic state variables.
  • Apply conservation of energy to solve thermodynamics problems.
  • Describe, compare and contrast the zeroth, first, and second laws of thermodynamics.
  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast reflection, refraction, polarization, interference and diffraction.
  • Describe the formation of images geometrically.
  • Identify, describe, compare and contrast real and virtual images, magnification, plane and spherical mirrors, and plane and spherical lenses.
  • Describe the theory of relativity and identify, compare and contrast the application of relativistic and non-relativistic analyses.
  • Describe, compare and contrast the particle and wave properties of light.
  • Describe the structure of the atom.
  • Describe, compare and contrast nuclear fusion and fission.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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