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

PHYS 2CM | 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 thermodynamics, waves, optics and modern physics. | ||

Prerequisite: MATH 1B. | ||

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2C. | ||

Advisory: None | ||

2. Course Objectives - | ||

The student will be able to: - Solve problems in Thermodynamics involving calculus.
- Interpret phenomena in Waves and Optics with a calculus treatment.
- Solve problems in Modern Physics involving calculus.
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3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - | ||

None. | ||

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

- Solve problems in Thermodynamics involving calculus.
- Work in Thermodynamics
- Area Under the Curve
- Isotherms.
- Adiabatic Processes
- Definition
- Relationship between Temperature and Pressure
- Conserved Quantities and Work Done
- Entropy Using Integrals
- Definition
- Entropy in Temperature Change
- Entropy in Free Expansion of Gas
- Entropy of Mixing
- Speeds and the Maxwell-Boltzmann Velocity Distribution
- Interpret phenomena in Waves and Optics with a calculus treatment.
- The Wave Equation
- Definition/Solution
- Speed
- Energy Transport
- Snell's Law as a Minimization Problem
- Rainbows
- Refraction by Raindrops
- Minimization Leading to the Rainbow
- Solve problems in Modern Physics involving calculus.
- Radioactivity
- Differential Equation
- Exponential Decay and Half-lives
- Schrodinger's Equation - Particle in a Box
- The Time-Independent Equation
- Conditions that Define a Particle in a Box
- Solutions
- Schrodinger's Equation - Probabilities
- Probabalistic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
- How to Use Coefficients to Generate Probabilities
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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: | 2013-06-24 14:13:40 |

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