PHYS 1190  College Physics 2 Credit Hours: 4.00 Prerequisites: PHYS 1180 with grade C or better
(formerly PHYS 1170)
The second of a two‑semester sequence of algebra‑based courses designed to present the fundamental principles of physics including thermodynamics, electricity, waves, and optics. The student will also perform integrated experiments dealing with the physics of thermodynamics, electricity, waves, and optics.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
Search for Sections OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the scientific process as related to the physics of scientific laws, models, and theories relating to the physics of thermodynamics, electricity, and wave phenomena.Objectives:  Identify the laws, models, or theories that are applicable.
 Describe the physical laws, models, and theories.
 Analyze and apply the physical laws, models and theories.
 Assess (or Evaluate) the testability of a hypothesis.
 Develop appropriate physical hypotheses.
 Analyze and interpret the success or failure of physical hypotheses.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to gain a familiarization with the scientist’s usage of specialized, scientific vocabulary relating to the physics scientific laws, models, and theories relating to the physics of thermodynamics, electricity, and wave phenomena. Objectives:  Define terminology.
 Recall terminology.
 Employ terminology.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explore preconceptions concerning physical interactions and develop conceptual changes to reflect basic physics concepts relating to the physics scientific laws, models, and theories relating to the physics of thermodynamics, electricity, and wave phenomena. Objectives:  Differentiate between intuitive expectations and established scientific principles through classroom discussion and laboratory exercises.
 Through lab experiments students will compare experimental results with preconceived notions.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to gain experience in constructing both qualitative representations and then mathematical representations of physical situations relating to the physics of scientific laws, models, and theories relating to the physics of thermodynamics, electricity, waves, and wave phenomena. Objectives:  Employ coordinate systems to analyze dynamic and static situations.
 Apply dimensional and unit analysis to give meaning to, and to communicate measurements.
 Construct free body diagrams to demonstrate an understanding of various physical situations.
 Draw/sketch vectors to demonstrate an understanding of various physical situations.
 Students will utilize various mathematical methods (i.e. vector, algebra, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations, etc.) to solve mathematical equations as related to various physical situations.
 Derive mathematical equations to describe, and explain, dynamic and static situations.
 Assess the reasonableness of final mathematical solutions.
 Organize ideas to communicate understanding of mathematical and conceptual physics
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to gain experience in taking accurate data, organizing and analyzing this data dealing with experiments relating to the physics of scientific laws, models, and theories relating to the physics of thermodynamics, electricity, waves, and wave phenomena. Objectives:  Collect data through experimentation and observation.
 Utilize various measuring instruments to collect data.
 Analyze and interpret data to arrive at a conclusion.
 Reproduce results that are commonly accepted.
 Based upon current theoretical models make predictions about experimental outcomes.
 Compare experimental conclusions to theoretical predictions.
 Organize results and conclusions to communicate understanding of mathematical and conceptual physics.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to gain a historical perspective of the development of science and scientific laws relating to the physics of scientific laws, models, and theories relating to the physics of thermodynamics, electricity, waves, and wave phenomena. Objectives:  Identify the historical laws, models, and theories.
 Describe the historical laws, models, and theories.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO) • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience. • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue. • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives. • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task. • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments. • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course: Communication: YES Critical Thinking: YES Quantitative Reasoning: YES Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE Lecture Introduction to Thermodynamics
 Internal Energy
 Internal Energy as Microscopic Energy
 Heat
 Equivalence of Heat and Work The First Law of Thermodynamics
 The Second Law of Thermodynamics & The Concept of Temperature
 Thermometers
 Scales of Temperature
 Specific Heats
 Calorimetry
 Latent Heat
 Thermal Expansion
 Heat Transfer by Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
 Perpetual Motion Machines
 Physics of Gases
 Macroscopic Description of a Gas
 Behavior of Gases
 The IdealGas Law
 Equations of State
 Molecular Model of an Ideal Gas
 Brownian Motion
 Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gas
 Molecular Motion in Gases
 Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas
 Thermodynamic Processes in an Ideal Gas
 Adiabatic Processes in an Ideal Gas
 Electric Forces
 Electrostatics and the Electric Charge
 Elementary Electric Charges
 Charging by Contact and Induction
 Conservation of Charge
 Coulomb’s Law of Electric Force
 Vector Addition of Electric Force Vectors using Components
 Electric Fields and Electric Potential Energy
 Electric Fields
 Vector Addition of Electric Fields using Components
 Millikan’s OilDrop Experiment
 Electric Potential Energy
 Electric Potential
 Electric Potential
 Electric Potential in the Field of Point Charges
 Electric Field Lines
 Electric Field Maps
 Relation Between Electric Field Strength and Potential
 Electric Acceleration of Charged Particles
 Electric Current
 Electric Current
 Continuity of Current
 Sources of Electromotive Force
 Resistance and Ohm’s Law
 A Microscopic View of Resistance
 Resistivity
 Variation of Resistivity with TemperatureSuperconductivity
 Transfer of Energy and Power by electric current
 Electric Circuits
 Diagrams of Electric Circuits
 Resistors Connected in Series or in Parallels
 Open Circuits and Short Circuits
 Measurements Using Ammeters and Voltmeters
 Household Electric Circuits
 Direct Current Networks  Kirchhoff’s Rules
 Normal Modes of Oscillation. Sound Waves
 Some Properties of Waves
 Waves on a Taut String
 Standing Waves on a String
 Normal Modes and Normal Frequencies
 Sound Waves in Air
 Intensity of Sound
 Energy Content of Waves
 The Sound Spectrum
 Sources of Sound Waves
 Standing Waves in an Air Column
 Sound and Music
 Resonance and Beats in Sound Waves
 Light Waves
 Diffraction by a Single Slit
 Interference of Waves
 Young’s Experiment
 The Nature of Light Electromagnetic Waves
 The Electromagnetic Spectrum
 Measurements of the Speed of Light
 Index of Refraction
 Diffraction of Light by a Grating
 Explanation of Diffraction by a Grating
 Reflection and Refraction of Light
 Models for Light
 Types of Reflecting Surfaces
 Laws of Reflection and Refraction
 Total Internal ReflectionCritical Angle & Fiber Optics
 Dispersion  Refraction by a Prism
 Mirrors and Lenses
 Objects and Images
 Image Formation by Convex Mirrors
 Image Formation by Concave Mirrors
 Image Formation by Thin Lenses
Lab  Specific Heat
 Latent Heat of Fusion
 Latent Heat Vaporization
 Linear Expansion
 Absolute Zero
 Cp/Cv of Gases
 Electrostatics
 Electric Field Mapping
 Ohm’s Law
 Resistances in Circuits
 Series & Parallel Circuits
 Kirchhoff’s Rules
 Double Slit Interference Using a HeNe Laser
 Normal Modes of Oscillation Speed of Sound
 The Laws of Reflection and Refraction
 Focal Length of Thin Lenses
Primary Faculty Fey, Francette Secondary Faculty Associate Dean Young, Randall Dean Pritchett, Marie
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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