Effective: Fall 2012 | |||||

PHYS 2CM | GENERAL PHYSICS: CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT | 1 Unit(s) | |||

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1B. | |||||

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

Grade Type: Letter Grade Only | |||||

Not Repeatable. | |||||

FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC | |||||

1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter) | |||||

Student Learning Outcomes -- The student will be able to solve problems in Modern Physics involving calculus.
- The student will be able to interpret phenomena in Waves and Optics with a calculus treatment.
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Description - | ||

Application of calculus to physics topics and problems in thermodynamics, waves, optics and modern physics. | ||

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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Special Facilities and/or Equipment - | ||

None. | ||

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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Methods of Evaluation - | ||

- Weekly assignments
- Midterms
- Final examination
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Representative Text(s) - | ||

Instructor-generated materials. Text at the level of Halliday and Resnick optional. | ||

Disciplines - | ||

Physics | ||

Method of Instruction - | ||

Lecture, Demonstration | ||

Lab Content - | ||

Not applicable. | ||

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. |

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