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. Number of Instructional Minutes
4500 minutes (3000 minutes of lecture and 1500 minutes of laboratory)
IV. Prerequisites
PHYS106 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information

This course includes a laboratory component.
This course requires student access to a graphing scientific calculator.
Your mathematical preparation for this course must include performance level skills in arithmetic, scientific notation, algebra, and trigonometry. You must be able to efficiently carry out numerical calculations on a graphing scientific calculator.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This lecture and laboratory 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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:

    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 Course Learning Goals

    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.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor’s syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 10/98; Revised 04/2012; New Core 8/2015