PHYS 2230 - Analytical Physics 2
Credit Hours: 5.00
Prerequisites: PHYS 2220 and MATH 1760 all with grade C or better
(formerly PHYS 2180)
The second in a two‑semester sequence of calculus‑based physics courses for physical science and engineering students covering calculus‑based electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, and physical and geometrical optics. The student will also perform integrated experiments dealing with the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, and physical and geometrical optics.
Billable Contact Hours: 7
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific process as related to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics.
- 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.
Gain a familiarization with the scientist’s usage of specialized, scientific vocabulary relating to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics.
- Define terminology.
- Recall terminology.
- Employ terminology.
Explore preconceptions concerning physical interactions and develop conceptual changes to reflect basic physics concepts relating to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics.
- 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.
Gain experience in constructing both qualitative representations and then mathematical representations of physical situations relating to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics.
- 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, calculus, 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.
Gain experience in taking accurate data, organizing and analyzing this data dealing with experiments relating to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics.
- 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.
Gain a historical perspective of the development of science and scientific laws relating to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics.
- 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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- ELECTRIC FIELDS
- Electric Charge and. Coulomb’s Law of Electric Force
- Electric Fields
- Elementary Electric Charges
- Components of a Vector
- Vector Addition Using Components
- 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
- LAWS OF THE ELECTROSTATIC FIELD
- The Field Concept - An Analogy
- Flux of the Electric Field
- Gauss’s Law
- Electric Field Lines and Gauss’s Law
- Electric Field of a Uniformly Charged Sphere
- Electric Field Near a Charged Conducting Surface
- Conductors in Electrostatic Fields
- Potential Difference in Electrostatic Fields
- Evaluation of Line Integrals
- The Circulation Condition for Electrostatic Fields
- The Meaning of Capacitance
- Capacitance of an Isolated Sphere
- Parallel-Plate Capacitor
- Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor
- Capacitors Connected in Series or Parallel
- Transient Behavior of a Capacitor - Time Constant
- MAGNETIC FIELDS
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Magnets and Magnetic Fields
- Magnetic Flux
- Magnetic Force on a Moving Charged Particle
- Motion of a Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
- Ampere’s Law
- Magnetic Field Near a Long Straight Wire
- Magnetic Field in a Long Solenoid
- Electromagnetic Induction - Faraday’s Law
- Lenz’s Law
- Inductance and Inductors
- Transient Behavior of an Inductor - Time Constant
- ELECTRIC CURRENT
- Electric Current
- Continuity of Current
- Sources of Electromotance Electromotive Force
- Resistance and. Ohm’s Law
- A Microscopic View of Resistance
- Variation of Resistivity with Temperature - Superconductivity
- Energy Transfer by Electric Current - Electric Power
- D.C. ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
- Diagrams of Electric Circuits
- Resistors Connected in Series or in and Parallels
- Open Circuits and Short Circuits
- Measurements Using Ammeters and Voltmeters
- Household Electric Circuits
- Direct Current Networks and. Kirchhoff’s Rules
- VARIABLE-CURRENT ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
- Concept of a Circuit
- Resistors, Batteries, and S-C Circuits
- Kirchhoff’s Rules and Capacitance
- Charging a Capacitor
- Discharging a Capacitor
- Kirchhoff’s Second Rule and Inductance
- LR Series V-C Circuits
- ALTERNATING-CURRENT CIRCUITS
- Voltages Sinusoidal in Time and. Impedance
- Series LRC Circuits
- Steady-State Voltages in a Series LRC Circuit
- Power in A-C Circuits
- Resonance in a Series LRC Circuit
- LIGHT WAVES
- Some Properties of Waves
- Diffraction by a Single Slit
- Interference of Waves
- Young’s Experiment
- The Nature of Light and. 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 and. Light Rays
- Types of Reflecting Surfaces
- Laws of Reflection and Refraction
- Total Internal Reflection and. Critical Angle
- 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
- Electric Field Mapping
- Ohm’s Law
- Resistances in Circuits
- Series & Parallel Circuits
- Kirchhoff’s Rules
- The Wheatstone Bridge
- Parallel-Plate Capacitance
- Capacitance Networks
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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