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General Physics 2

Credits: 4
Course Number: 10-806-164

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Course Description

10-806-164 GENERAL PHYSICS 2 ...applications/theory of basic physics principles: problem-solving, laboratory investigation, and applications including unit conversion and analysis, mechanical waves, harmonic motion, wave and ray optics, electricity, and magnetism. (Prereq: 2.6 GPA & Alg 2 or equiv w/C or better; OR Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 263, Arith greater/equal to 250, & QRAS greater/equal to 250; OR ACT Reading greater/equal to 17 & Math greater/equal to 21; OR Coll Tech Math 1A OR Int Alg w/C or better)

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  1. Solve problems involving unit conversions, unit analysis, and basic mathematical applications.
  2. Describe waves in two dimensions, including the concepts of wavefronts and rays.
  3. Apply the concepts of superposition and oscillation to waves.
  4. Explain the nature of electromagnetic waves and light sources in multiple applications.
  5. Utilize the ray model of light in order to explore optical applications.
  6. Solve problems based on the principle of conservation of electrical charge.
  7. Apply the concepts of electrical potential to the conservation of energy.
  8. Apply Ohm's Law to the concepts of current and resistance.
  9. Solve problems involving electrical circuits.
  10. Explore the concepts of magnetism and its relationship to electrical currents.
  11. Apply Faraday's Law and Lenz's Law to electromagnetic induction.
  12. Apply the basic principles of AC electricity to electricity transmission and distribution.
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