Sep 27, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PHYS 202 - Electricity and Magnetism

5 Credits
The study of electricity and magnetism. A calculus-based approach for students of science and engineering. Includes one credit of laboratory.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH& 152 min 2.0 and PHYS 201 min 2.0

Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Mostly for science and engineering students planning to take a year-long physics sequence.
Active Date 20210403T10:09:42

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions:
  • Science
  • Science Lab

Course Outline
  • Charge and electric field
  • Magnetic field and Ampere’s law
  • Basic circuits
  • Magnetic induction and Faraday’s law
  • AC circuits, if time permits

Student Learning Outcomes
Apply the fundamentals of physics to quantitatively and qualitatively solve problems in electrostatics, electric field and Gauss’ Law, electric potential and potential energy, circuits, magnetic field and Ampere’s law, magnetic induction and Faraday’s law, with electromagnetic waves and AC circuits as optional topics.

Interpret and translate a conceptual description of a physical context (with or without a visual representation) into its mathematical expression.

Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, problem solving methods and results, the reasoning and assumptions behind the choice of method/model, and implications of the results in the specific physical context.

Clearly and accurately communicate data collected using appropriate laboratory tools and apparatus in a graphical format.

Accurately analyze and interpret data and measurements to draw valid conclusions.

Collaborate effectively in applying course specific content to problem-solving, data collection and data analysis.

Identify and explain how previously learned physics concepts apply to everyday life.

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