Catalog Description: 
Survey of electricity and optics, stressing basic concepts and
problem solving, culminating in an historical and conceptual
treatment of relativity and modern physics. Three lecture periods
and three hours laboratory per week. (Offered spring semester only.)

Prerequisites: 
MATH 102 Mathematics of Growth, MATH 108 Intuitive Calculus with Applications or MATH 111 Calculus I

Required Course Materials: 
College Physics Open Source Book  free online book (http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/collegephysics) and Laboratory Manual Physics 201 at the College's Textbook Express

Course Coordinator: 
Abaz Kryemadhi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics

Course Audience: 
Recommended for biology and health science majors.

Course Objectives: 
The objectives for General Education for this course are:
 To build upon the foundation of PHYS 201 into the new areas of
electricity and optics.
 To introduce students to the methods, principles, and basic
content of physics.
 To involve students in applying these methods and principles
in the laboratory.
By the completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the following Mathematical Sciences objectives for this course:
 To demonstrate critical thinking and problemsolving
skills.
 To communicate effectively in written, public, and
interpersonal forms with special attention to graphs and the
models they represent.
 To work effectively in teams which require the skill of
various members of the team.
 To be prepared academically for graduate study.
 To integrate Christian faith and the mathematical sciences,
basing professional decisionmaking on a Christian foundation.

Topics: 
 Electrical forces and fields  Coulomb's law
 Electrical potential energy  voltage and current
 Electrical circuits  Ohm's law
 Magnetic forces and fields  their connection to electric
forces
 Light and optics
 Bending of light and optical instruments
 Special relativity
 Elementary quantum mechanics  particles or waves
 The structure of the hydrogen atom
Laboratory Experiments:
 Electric fields
 Ohms law
 Kirchhoff's
laws
 Capacitive delays and the time constant
 Optics and
diffraction
 Line spectra
 Magnetic bending and the mass of
the electron

