Total Credits:
6
Lecture Credits:
5
Lab Credits:
1

Description:
Topics include waves and electricity and magnetism, as well as optics if time permits. This course satisfies the physics requirement for engineering, premed and chemistry majors. You must register for a lab section which is an integral part of this course. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits.

Topical Outline:
1. Simple Harmonic Motion
2. Traveling Waves and Sound
3. Electric Charge, Force and Field
4. Capacitance, Current, Resistance and Circuits
5. Magnetism and AC Circuits
6. Electromagnetic Waves and Images

Learning Outcomes:
1. Apply knowledge of uniform circular motion to derive mathematical models for simple harmonic motion - apply these models to mass/spring systems, simple pendulums and physical pendulums
2. Apply knowledge of simple harmonic motion to develop mathematical models for traveling waves - apply these models to traveling waves in strings and sound waves
3. Apply knowledge of electric charge and field to solve physical problems involving forces and energy
4. Apply knowledge of capacitance, resistance, batteries, Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws to solve physical problems involving DC and RC Circuits
5. Apply knowledge of Biot-Savart's, Ampere's, Lenz's and Faraday's Laws to solve physical problems involving changing Electromagnetic Fields and AC Circuits
6. Derive a mathematical model for traveling electromagnetic waves using Maxwell's equations for electromagnetism - use this knowledge, along with the Poynting vector and Huygen's Principle to solve problems involving electromagnetic waves and images