PHY 212 : General Physics II
This is the second semester continuation of PHY 211. It serves primarily as a calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism. In particular this course covers Maxwell's equations and basic electric circuits, both DC and AC. Topics also include fluids, oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite: C or better in PHY 211. Concurrent registration in MTH 253 is recommended. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery. 4 credits Fall, Spring, Summer
- Apply knowledge of electricity, magnetism, circuits, and optics to solve both numerical and symbolic physics problems.
- Utilize mathematical tools such as dimensional analysis, vectors, and concepts from multivariable calculus.
- Model real world situations using physics tools and concepts.
- Analyze laboratory data, including sources of error.
- Recognize the power and proper usage of scientific thinking and methods.