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Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division | |||||

PHYS 2BM | GENERAL PHYSICS—CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT | Fall 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: Active | Grading: Letter Grade Only | ||||

Degree Status: Applicable | Credit Status: Credit | ||||

Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree | |||||

GE Status: Non-GE | |||||

Articulation Office Information - | |||||

Transferability: Both | Validation: 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: - Apply calculus to fields.
- Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
- Apply calculus to circuits
- Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
- Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations
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3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - | ||

None. | ||

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - | ||

- Apply calculus to fields
- Review of Calculus
- Derivatives
- Integrals
- Concept of Fields
- Vector fields
- Graphical interpretation
- Solve problems involving electric fields or voltages, using calculus
- Electric Fields from Charge Distributions
- Gauss's Law
- Concept of flux
- Symmetries where Gauss's Law can be used
- Solving for electric fields
- Voltages
- Calculation of voltages from electric fields (and reverse operation)
- Calculation of voltages from charge distributions
- Apply calculus to circuits
- RC Circuits
- First order differential equations
- Time behavior of RC circuits
- LRC Circuits
- Apply calculus to magnetic field problems
- Magnetism from Biot and Savart
- Ampere's Law
- Faraday's Law
- Calculation of induced voltage/current/field
- Concept of inductance
- Interpret EM waves as solutions to Maxwell's equations
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5. Repeatability - Moved to header area. | ||

6. Methods of Evaluation - | ||

- Weekly assignments
- Midterms
- Final examination
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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: | 2015-05-04 15:14:21 |

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