PHYS107 Physics B

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Physics

I. Course Number and Title
PHYS107 Physics B
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
4500 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
PHYS106 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a continuation of PHYS106. It is a non-calculus study of the fundamental laws and properties of electricity, magnetism, geometrical, and physical optics. This course places emphasis on the mathematical solution of problems based on an understanding of the underlying physical phenomena.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. apply fundamental principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, and laboratory measurements to solve accessible science and engineering technology problems as relates to electromagnetic theory;
      2. employ the techniques and skills necessary for the sciences and for the applied engineering technology practice in the area of electromagnetic theory;
      3. identify, formulate, and solve science and engineering technology problems;
      4. analyze experimental data and evaluate the results of observations, including an assessment of experimental uncertainties;
      5. employ teamwork; and
      6. write scientific laboratory reports.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. the nature and conservation of electric charge
    2. the electric force and the E field
    3. electric energy and potential
    4. the properties of capacitors
    5. the operation of basic circuits
    6. the magnetic force and the B field
    7. the nature of electromagnetic induction
    8. the nature and properties of light
    9. the operation of basic optical instruments
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The evaluative tools may include any or all of the following as specified by the individual instructor’s course format: objective examinations, research reports, collaborative laboratory activities, laboratory reports, online activities and discussion, quizzes, projects, and papers. In addition, a departmental final exam will also be given.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor’s format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 10/98; Revised 04/2012