Catalog Description: 
Second of a twosemester calculusbased general physics sequence.
Builds on basics of classical mechanics and methods introduced in
PHYS 211. Emphasis on concepts, calculations, measurements, problem
solving, and applications. Topics include mechanical oscillations
and waves, electro statics, electricity, and magnetism.
Three lecture periods and three hours of laboratory per week. Meets General Education
Laboratory Science requirement. (Offered fall semester only.)

Prerequisites: 
MATH 111 Calculus I with a C or better

Required Course Materials: 
Raymond A. Serway and John W. Jewitt, Physics for Scientist and Engineers, 8^{th} edition, Cengage Brain, 2010 with Enhanced WebAssign

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

Course Audience: 
Required for engineering, mathematics, chemistry, and physics majors.
Recommended for computer science majors.

Course Objectives: 
 Students will use concepts to describe, classify, model, and predict topical phenomena, aided by inductive (experimental) and deductive (rational) methods,
including calculus.
 Students will develop analytical skills appropriate to solve both symbolic and numerical problems involving quantities associated with the topical phenomena. When
obtaining a solution from calculator, spreadsheet or simulation software, students will critically evaluate the method (e.g., How valid are my assumptions?) and significance (e.g., how certain are my values and do my units check?) of.
 Students will be able to describe the role physical quantities and principles play in existing environmental and technological systems. Students will be able to understand foundational concepts they can use in later classes, such as the waves and electricity & magnetism.
The mission of the Mathematical Sciences General Education component is:
 to educate students in excellent problem solving skills and the quantitative analysis of Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, and Computer Science,
 to challenge students to live out their faith in their vocation as they become servant leaders in society, church , and the world, and
 encourages the development of
knowledge, skills, and attitudes of intellect, character, and faith that Christians use in
lives of service, leadership and reconciliation.

Topics: 
Lecture/Discussion:
 Mechanical oscillations, waves resonance and sound
 Electrostatics: Coulomb’s law, electric field, flux, potential
and capacitance
 Electricity and magnetism: current, resistance, EMF, circuits
and magnetics fields, Ampere's law
Laboratory Experiments:
 Periodic Motion
 Standing Waves on a String
 Resonance Tube and Sonometer
 Electric Field Mapping
 Capacitance Measurements
 Resistance and Ohm’s Law
 DC Resistance Circuits
 AC Circuits: Time Constant
 Building a DC Motor

