Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
PHYS 2BMGENERAL PHYSICS - CALCULUS SUPPLEMENTFall 2012
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2012

1. Description -
Application of calculus to physics topics and problems in electricity and magnetism.
Prerequisite: MATH 1B.
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2B.
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Apply calculus to fields.
  2. Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
  3. Apply calculus to circuits
  4. Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
  5. Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Apply calculus to fields
    1. Review of Calculus
      1. Derivatives
      2. Integrals
    2. Concept of Fields
      1. Vector fields
      2. Graphical interpretation
  2. Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
    1. Electric Fields from Charge Distributions
    2. Gauss's Law
      1. Concept of flux
      2. Symmetries where Gauss's Law can be used
      3. Solving for electric fields
    3. Voltages
      1. Calculation of voltages from electric fields (and reverse operation)
      2. Calculation of voltages from charge distributions
  3. Apply calculus to circuits
    1. RC Circuits
      1. First order differential equations
      2. Time behavior of RC circuits
    2. LRC Circuits
  4. Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
    1. Magnetism from Biot and Savart
    2. Ampere's Law
    3. Faraday's Law
      1. Calculation of induced voltage/current/field
      2. Concept of inductance
  5. Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Weekly assignments
  2. Midterms
  3. Final examination
7. Representative Text(s) -
Instructor-generated materials. Text at the level of Halliday and Resnick optional.

8. Disciplines -
Physics
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Homework Problems: Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 5 - 15 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.

Lecture: One hour per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree in General Studies Science.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2012-10-05 15:40:05


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines