PHYS 2500 Physics II/Lab

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OCHP) OS - Chemistry and Physics
4 credits

This course covers the basic principles of electrostatics, magnetostatics, DC and AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics, in particular, the special theory of relativity, early quantum theory, semiconductor diodes, and transistors. Includes laboratory sessions. This course has been exempted from the requirements of the Writing Across the Curriculum policy. Prerequisite: PHYS 2400. Frequency: Every Fall and Winter. (Description Last Updated: Summer I 2016 (201650))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Calculate, using calculus, electric and magnetic fields, forces, and potentials from a given set of charges or currents.
  2. Use calculus and the basic properties of electromagnetic waves and how they relate to optics to solve related, simple problems.
  3. Use calculus and the basic ideas of optics, such as index of refraction, polarization, and Snell's law to solve simple optical problems.
  4. Solve, using calculus, electric circuit problems for both AC and DC circuits containing batteries, inductors, capacitors, and resistors.
  5. Solve, using calculus, simple problems in special relativity involving energy, momentum, length contraction, time dilation, and velocity composition.
  6. Apply calculus and elementary ideas from quantum mechanics to simple systems such as the hydrogen atom.
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
201730 32054 01/09 - 05/03/2017 Ft Lauderdale/Davie Campus Armentrout, Bryan
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201750 50908 Class Full 05/08 - 07/28/2017 Ft Lauderdale/Davie Campus Not Available
Class Full Full

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