Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Dec 04, 2022  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 1102 - General Physics II

Spring, Summer. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: AEP 2170 , PHYS 1102, PHYS 2208 , PHYS 2213 , PHYS 2217 .
Prerequisite: PHYS 1101  or PHYS 1112  or PHYS 2207  or at least a 4 on the AP Physics exam. Enrollment may be limited: freshmen are excluded. There are no scheduled lectures, discussion sections, labs, or prelim times. Instruction occurs via one-on-one tutoring in the learning center. General introductory physics often taken by students in disciplines such as Biology or Chemistry. Similar in content to PHYS 2208 . Summer session: Eight-week, six-week, or second four weeks only for those doing PHYS 1101  in first four weeks.

N. Taylor.

PHYS 1101  and PHYS 1102 emphasize both quantitative and conceptual understanding of the topics and tools of introductory physics developed without the use of calculus. The courses offer individualized instruction. Students learn through completing assigned readings, problems, and laboratory exercises, and through individualized tutoring. Additionally, recorded lectures, overview sessions, short videos, sample tests, and online tutorials are provided. The course format provides flexibility, but in some ways is more demanding than a course with a traditional format. Success requires discipline and well-developed study habits. Students without high school physics should allow extra time. Evaluation includes an oral lab check, a selection of graded homework problems, and a written test for each unit; these must be completed within a flexible set of deadlines. Major topics for PHYS 1102: electric and magnetic forces and fields, electric currents and circuits, electromagnetic induction, alternating current, electromagnetic waves, optics, interference and diffraction, relativity, quantum physics, and nuclear physics. At the level of College Physics vol. 2, 4th ed., by Giambattista, Richardson, and Richardson.

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