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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Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific process as related to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics.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.
Course Outcome Gain a familiarization with the scientist’s usage of specialized, scientific vocabulary relating to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics. Objectives  Define terminology.
 Recall terminology.
 Employ terminology.
Course Outcome
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. 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.
Course Outcome
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. 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, 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.
Course Outcome
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. 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.
Course Outcome
Gain a historical perspective of the development of science and scientific laws relating to the physics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic waves, physical and geometric optics. 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 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
 CAPACITANCE
 The Meaning of Capacitance
 Capacitance of an Isolated Sphere
 ParallelPlate Capacitor
 Dielectrics
 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
 ELECTROMAGNETISM
 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
 Resistivity
 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
 VARIABLECURRENT ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
 Concept of a Circuit
 Resistors, Batteries, and SC Circuits
 Kirchhoff’s Rules and Capacitance
 Charging a Capacitor
 Discharging a Capacitor
 Kirchhoff’s Second Rule and Inductance
 LR Series VC Circuits
 ALTERNATINGCURRENT CIRCUITS
 Voltages Sinusoidal in Time and. Impedance
 Series LRC Circuits
 SteadyState Voltages in a Series LRC Circuit
 Power in AC 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
LAB  Electric Field Mapping
 Ohm’s Law
 Resistances in Circuits
 Series & Parallel Circuits
 Kirchhoff’s Rules
 The Wheatstone Bridge
 ParallelPlate Capacitance
 Capacitance Networks
Primary Faculty Fey, Francette Secondary Faculty Skonieczny, Timothy 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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