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PHY 182 - Physics for Engineers & Scientists II: Sound, Light, Electricity and Magnetism

This continuation of PHY 181 covers the nature of sound and of light and their behavior; electric and magnetic forces and fields; electric circuits and electric energy transfer; and electromagnetic induction.  This is the second semester of University Physics taught at most major Engineering schools.  Laboratory experiences will provide you with problem solving techniques, measurement skills and applications of theory.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  PHY 181 Physics for Engineers & Scientist I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Corequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II

Credits: 4
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Analyze questions and problems involving Coulomb’s Law.
2.  Utilize the concept of electric field strength in solving problems involving point charges and charge distributions.
3.  Find the electric field of symmetrical charge distributions by use of Gauss’ Law.
4.  Compute the capacitance of an object and the effects of dielectrics on that capacitance.
5.  Calculate the energy stored in individual capacitors and in groups.
6.  Calculate the magnetic field using the Biot-Savart Law and Ampere’s Law for various cases.
7.  Calculate the magnetic force and torque on a circuit or circuit element.
8.  Apply Faraday’s Law to the solution of problems involving time-varying magnetic flux.
9.  Calculate the value of self-inductance of various objects and the effect of an inductor in a circuit.
10.  Solve DC circuits and single loop AC circuits.
11.  Solve problems involving the intensity of sound waves and the Doppler effect as applied to sound waves.
12.  Solve geometric optics problems involving mirrors and lenses.
13.  Solve problems involving the reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference of waves.
14.  Compute thin film thickness necessary for various interference effects.