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Chabot College

**Course Outline for Physics 2B **

**INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS II**

Fall 2001

**Replaced Fall 2010**

**Catalog Description**

2B - Introduction to Physics II 4 units

Electro-circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics and modern physics. Prerequisite: Physics 2A (completed with a grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.

[Typical contact hours: lecture 52.5, laboratory 52.5]

**Prerequisite Skills:**

Before entering the course the student should be able to:

1. analyze and solve a variety of problems in topics such as: a. linear and rotational kinematics;

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3. b. c. e. f. g. linear and rotational dynamics; gravity; energy; fluids; thermodynamics; h. i. j. simple harmonic motion; longitudinal and transverse waves; electrostatics; operate standard laboratory equipment; analyze laboratory data;

4. write comprehensive laboratory reports.

**Expected Outcomes for Students:**

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1. analyze and solve a variety of problems in topics such as: a. b. c. electromagnetism; circuits (dc);

Electromagnetic waves;

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4. d. e. optics; modern physics; operate standard laboratory equipment; analyze laboratory data; write comprehensive laboratory reports.

**Course Content:**

1. Current and resistance a. b. c.

OHM's law

Resistivity

Resistors in series and parallel d. RC circuits

Electromagnetism a. b. c.

Magnetic field

Force in a magnetic field, force on a current segment

Current loops d. e. f. g.

Sources of magnetic fields

Magnets and poles, earth's magnetism

Induced electromotive force

Electromagnetic radiation

Applied electricity a. Meters, motors and generators

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8. b. c. d. e.

Back emf, eddy currents

Transformers, impedance in coil and capacitor

Thermoelectricity

Electromagnetic waves

Geometrical optics a. b.

Huygens' principle, refraction and reflection

Total reflection c. Ray tracing, thin lenses and mirrors

Wave optics a. b. c. d.

Corpuscular theory of light

Interference, the grating

Diffraction by a single slit

Applications of interference, Michelson's interferometer e. f.

Polarization

Double refraction and optical activity

Applied optics a. Camera b. c.

Human eye, physiology

Magnifier, microscope, telescope d. e.

Spectroscope

Description of laser and its applications

Modern Physics a. b.

Viewpoint of the classical physicist

Michelson-Morley experiment c. d.

Discoveries at the close of the nineteenth century

Einstein and special relativity

The outer atom a. Charge of the electron, electron mass b. c.

The photoelectric effect

Emission and absorption spectra

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X-rays, the Compton effect

Duality of light and matter f. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

Atomic physics a. Bohr theory

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Debroglie waves

Quantum mechanics

The nucleus a. b. c. d. a. b. c. d.

Nature of radioactivity, discoveries

Nuclear atom

Nuclides, stable and unstable, natural and artificial

Experimental techniques, transmutations

Applied nuclear physics

Uses of radioactivity

Particle accelerators

Fission and fusion

High-energy physics, cosmic rays

**Methods of Presentation:**

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Lecture-discussion

Problem solving

Demonstrations

Laboratory experimentation

**Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:**

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1. Typical Assignments a. Weekly homework/question sets b. Laboratory reports (individual and group), including computer-based data acquisition and analysis c. d.

Special exercise worksheets, problem review, and computer simulations and tutorials; both individual and group activities and research papers

Participation in email and web-based instruction, discussion and tutorials. Internet research on topics dealing with physics and its applications to technology

2. Evaluating Student Progress a. b. c.

Quizzes

Examinations

Laboratory experiment reports

**Textbook(s) (Typical):**

College Physics (Technology Version), Serway & Faughn, Saunders Publishers,2000

Special Student Materials:

None

Revised 12-1-00