# Physics (PHYS)

### Courses

**PHYS 130 College Physics I* (5 Hours)**

**Prerequisites :** MATH 171 or an appropriate score on a math placement test.

In this introductory course for pre-professional and general education, students will learn the fundamentals of selected areas of classical physics. Using the tools of algebra and trigonometry, the course develops the topics of translational and rotational motion, force, work, mechanical and thermal energy, linear and angular momentum, and fluid mechanics. The two-semester PHYS 130/131 sequence is designed to meet the requirements of area pre-professional programs. This is a transfer course that meets the college's requirements for associate's degree programs and meets transfer requirements of area colleges and universities. This course does not normally fulfill the requirement of engineering programs. The course includes an integrated laboratory component the completion of which is a necessary part of the total instructional package.

**PHYS 130H HON: College Physics I* (1 Hour)**

**Prerequisites :** Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

**PHYS 131 College Physics II* (5 Hours)**

**Prerequisites :** PHYS 130.

In this introductory course for pre-professional and general education, students will learn the fundamentals of selected areas of classical physics. Using the tools of algebra and trigonometry, the course develops the topics of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, and some modern physics. The two-semester PHYS 130/131 sequence is designed to meet the requirements of area pre-professional programs. This is a transfer course that meets the college's requirements for associate's degree programs and meets transfer requirements of area colleges and universities. This course does not normally fulfill the requirements of engineering programs. The course includes an integrated laboratory component the completion of which is a necessary part of the total instructional package.

**PHYS 133 Applied Physics* (5 Hours)**

**Prerequisites :** MATH 130 (or higher) with a grade of "C" or higher.

This is a one-semester, comprehensive physics course intended for students enrolled in the biotechnology certificate program or an associate of applied science degree program. The course will cover all areas of applied physics, including mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, light, optics and some elements of modern physics. Emphasis will be placed on concepts and applications to real-life problems. This course includes an integrated laboratory component the completion of which is a necessary part of the total instructional package.

**PHYS 191 Math and Physics for Games I* (4 Hours)**

**Prerequisites :** (MATH 171 with a grade of "C" or higher or MATH 173 with a grade of "C" or higher or appropriate score on math placement test) and GAME 121.

This introductory course focuses on the mathematics and physics concepts needed to program a variety of video game scenarios. Students will learn to use vectors and matrix transformations to model the motion of physical objects in two and three dimensions. Students will also learn various computer programming methods in order to model these mathematical and physical concepts. MATH 191 and PHYS 191 are the same course; enroll in only one.

**PHYS 191H HON: Math and Physics for Games I (1 Hour)**

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information. Prerequsite: Honors department approval.

**PHYS 214 Introduction to Teaching Math and Science I* (1 Hour)**

**Prerequisites :** MATH 171 with a grade of "C" or higher or an appropriate score on the math placement test or department approval.

This course allows math and science students to explore and develop an appreciation for teaching as a career. To support their learning, students will be introduced to the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver quality instruction. They will plan and implement lessons of an inquiry-based curriculum in an elementary classroom during the semester. MATH 214, ASTR 214, BIOL 214, CHEM 214, GEOS 214, PHYS 214 and PSCI 214 are the same course; enroll in only one.

**PHYS 215 Introduction to Teaching Math and Science II* (1 Hour)**

**Prerequisites :** ASTR 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or BIOL 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or CHEM 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or GEOS 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or MATH 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or PHYS 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or PSCI 214 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Students learn about the middle school environment and work on math and science inquiry-based lesson analysis, design and assessment. Student partners will plan and teach three inquiry-based lessons in a middle school. The course emphasizes writing 5E lesson plans with a focus on the importance of using appropriate questioning and assessment strategies throughout the lesson, as well as how to analyze and modify a lesson based on personal reflections and observer feedback. By the completion of the course, students should be able to reflect on their personal suitability/interest in teaching secondary math or science, and develop a feasible pathway to a career in teaching. MATH 215, ASTR 215, BIOL 215, CHEM 215, GEOS 215, PHYS 215 and PSCI 215 are the same course; enroll in only one.

**PHYS 220 Engineering Physics I* (5 Hours)**

**Prerequisites or corequisites:** MATH 242.

Engineering Physics I (and associated laboratory experience) is the study of translational and rotational motion, force, work, mechanical and thermal energy, linear and angular momentum, mechanical waves, and fluid motion using the tools of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

**PHYS 221 Engineering Physics II* (5 Hours)**

**Prerequisites :** PHYS 220 and MATH 242.

Engineering Physics II (and associated laboratory experience) is the continuation of Engineering Physics I. It is the study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics using the tools of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

# PHYS 130

**Title:**College Physics I***Number:**PHYS 130**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**5**Contact Hours:**7**Lecture Hours:**4**Lab Hours:**3

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** MATH 171 or an appropriate score on a math placement test.

### Description:

In this introductory course for pre-professional and general education, students will learn the fundamentals of selected areas of classical physics. Using the tools of algebra and trigonometry, the course develops the topics of translational and rotational motion, force, work, mechanical and thermal energy, linear and angular momentum, and fluid mechanics. The two-semester PHYS 130/131 sequence is designed to meet the requirements of area pre-professional programs. This is a transfer course that meets the college's requirements for associate's degree programs and meets transfer requirements of area colleges and universities. This course does not normally fulfill the requirement of engineering programs. The course includes an integrated laboratory component the completion of which is a necessary part of the total instructional package.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

- Evaluate situations involving College Physics I topics by choosing the appropriate conceptual frameworks.
- Recall relevant physical models and successfully apply these models using techniques of symbolic and numerical analysis in order to generate solutions to problems in College Physics I topics.
- Think critically by utilizing problem solving techniques to evaluate and analyze context rich, multi-step problems in College Physics I topics, selecting relevant information, selecting an approach to solving the problem and carry out the analysis needed to generate and communicate solution(s).
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in mechanics.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in fluid mechanics.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in thermal energy and thermodynamics.
- Perform measurements using physical apparatus, analyze the collected data including appropriate treatment of errors and uncertainties, generate and communicate conclusions based on the data and analysis for experimental investigations in College Physics I topics.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Conceptual Frameworks

A. Recognize key physics terms.

B. Distinguish between physics concepts.

C. Identify appropriate solutions.

II. Physical Models

A. Select appropriate physical model.

B. Generate symbolic formulas.

C. Generate numeric solutions.

III. Problem Solving Techniques

A. Analyze multi-step problems.

B. Select relevant information.

C. Identify an approach to solving a multi-step problem.

D. Generate solutions to multi-step problems.

IV. Topics in Mechanics

A. Convert units and work with measurements.

1. Recognize and be able to apply metric units.

2. Convert data between different metric prefixes.

3. Apply the rules for significant digits.

4. Convert data between ordinary format and scientific notation.

B. Analyze vectors.

1. Distinguish between vectors and scalars.

2. Resolve vectors into component form.

3. Perform vector addition and subtraction.

C. Analyze motion in one dimension.

1. Recall the mathematical models for constant velocity and uniform acceleration.

2. Use the appropriate model to set up and solve one-dimensional kinematics problems.

3. Use diagrams when solving problems.

D. Analyze motion in two dimensions.

1. Recall the criteria for projectile motion.

2. Determine the types of motion both horizontally and vertically in projectile problems.

3. Apply the mathematical models for constant velocity and uniform acceleration to the solution of projectile problems.

4. Given the equations for projectile motion, use them to solve problems.

E. Apply Newton's laws of motion.

1. Recall Newton's three laws of motion.

2. Apply these laws in solving dynamics problems.

3. Distinguish between mass and weight.

4. Sketch free-body diagrams to solve dynamics problems.

5. Recognize and apply the forces: gravitational (weight), normal, tension and friction.

F. Apply gravity and describe orbital motion.

1. Recall and apply Newton's law of universal gravitation.

2. Recall and apply the mathematical model for constant speed rotation.

3. Explain the apparent weightlessness of satellites in orbit.

4. Calculate some of the features of circular orbits.

5. Distinguish actual forces such as centripetal from pseudo-forces like centrifugal.

G. Relate the concepts of work and mechanical energy conservation.

1. Define work in terms of force and distance.

2. Recognize that work and energy are scalars.

3. Compare the work/energy that results from doing work against gravity and against friction.

4. Define mechanical energy and describe the necessary conditions for its conservation.

5. Distinguish between energy and power.

6. Solve problems using the work-energy theorem.

7. Analyze simple harmonic motion for an oscillating system.

H. Develop the topics of momentum and impulse.

1. Define impulse and momentum as vectors.

2. Describe the conditions under which linear momentum is conserved.

3. Apply momentum conservation to solve problems.

4. Distinguish between elastic and inelastic collisions.

I. Analyze rotational motion, torque, equilibrium, and angular momentum.

1. Interconvert angles in degrees, radians, and revolutions.

2. Recall and apply the equations for acceleration of an object moving in a circle.

3. Calculate torques from forces and pivot positions.

4. Recall and apply static equilibrium equations.

5. Recall the factors that affect moments of inertia.

6. Describe the conditions under which angular momentum is conserved.

V. Topics in Fluid Mechanics

A. Apply density and pressure.

1. Calculate densities from masses and volumes.

2. Calculate pressures from forces and areas.

B. Investigate properties of fluids.

1. Recall Pascal's principle and describe elementary consequences that follow from it.

2. Recall Archimedes' principle and describe elementary consequences that follow from it.

3. Calculate the buoyant force for an object submerged in a fluid.

VI. Topics in Thermal Energy and Thermodynamics

A. Develop the kinetic molecular theory.

1. Interconvert temperatures between Celsius and Kelvin scales.

2. Explain the solid, liquid, and gaseous states of matter from the perspective of the kinetic molecular theory.

3. Explain the connection between Kelvin temperature and molecular kinetic energy.

4. Use the ideal gas equation to solve problems under both static and changing conditions.

B. Compare thermal energy and heat transfer.

1. Recall the basic definitions of heat and work.

2. Distinguish between the equations for thermal energy added to or removed between phase changes and during phase changes.

3. Solve thermal energy transfer problems.

4. Relate thermal energy to both molecular energy and mechanical energy.

C. Analyze thermodynamics.

1. State and explain the meaning of the laws of thermodynamics.

2. Distinguish among various forms of the laws of thermodynamics.

3. Relate the first law to energy conservation.

4. Define entropy and use this concept to discuss entropy changes and the second law.

5. Discuss engine efficiency and relate it to the second law.

6. Solve thermodynamics problems using the first and second laws.

VII. Measurements with Laboratory Apparatus

A. Demonstrate the ability to carefully record data from measurement apparatus.

B. Analyze data with appropriate attention to errors and uncertainties.

C. Utilize numeric data and/or graphs of data to extract information and draw conclusions.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50% Unit Exams (minimum of 3)

20-25% Final Exam

10-30% Labs

0-20% Homework

0-15% Quizzes

Total = 100%

### Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A80 - 89% = B

70 - 79% = C

60 - 69% = D

0 - 59% = F

### Caveats:

Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of possible papers, exercises, projects, and/or homework.

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

# PHYS 130H

**Title:**HON: College Physics I***Number:**PHYS 130H**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**1**Contact Hours:**1**Lecture Hours:**1

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** Honors department approval.

### Description:

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

### Content Outline and Competencies:

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

### Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A80 – 89% = B

70 – 79% = C

60 – 69% = D

0 – 59% = F

### Caveats:

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

# PHYS 131

**Title:**College Physics II***Number:**PHYS 131**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**5**Contact Hours:**7**Lecture Hours:**4**Lab Hours:**3

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** PHYS 130.

### Description:

In this introductory course for pre-professional and general education, students will learn the fundamentals of selected areas of classical physics. Using the tools of algebra and trigonometry, the course develops the topics of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics, and some modern physics. The two-semester PHYS 130/131 sequence is designed to meet the requirements of area pre-professional programs. This is a transfer course that meets the college's requirements for associate's degree programs and meets transfer requirements of area colleges and universities. This course does not normally fulfill the requirements of engineering programs. The course includes an integrated laboratory component the completion of which is a necessary part of the total instructional package.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

- Evaluate situations involving College Physics II topics by choosing the appropriate conceptual frameworks.
- Recall relevant physical models and successfully apply these models using techniques of symbolic and numerical analysis in order to generate solutions to problems in College Physics II topics.
- Think critically by utilizing problem solving techniques to evaluate and analyze context rich, multi-step problems in College Physics II topics, selecting relevant information, selecting an approach to solving the problem and carry out the analysis needed to generate and communicate solution(s).
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in electricity and magnetism.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in waves and optics.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in introductory modern physics.
- Perform measurements using physical apparatus, analyze the collected data including appropriate treatment of errors and uncertainties, generate and communicate conclusions based on the data and analysis for experimental investigations in College Physics II topics.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Conceptual Frameworks

A. Recognize key physics terms.

B. Distinguish between physics concepts.

C. Identify appropriate solutions.

II. Physical Models

A. Select appropriate physical model.

B. Generate symbolic formulas.

C. Generate numeric solutions.

III. Problem Solving Techniques

A. Analyze multi-step problems.

B. Select relevant information.

C. Identify an approach to solving a multi-step problem.

D. Generate solutions to multi-step problems.

IV. Topics in Electricity and Magnetism

A. Develop topics with static electricity.

1. List the basic rules that govern behavior of electric charge.

2. Describe and apply Coulomb's law for simple charge arrangements.

3. Distinguish between the action-at-a-distance and field approaches to the electric field.

4. Predict the motion of charges in an electric field.

5. Distinguish between electrical potential energy and electrical voltage.

6. Distinguish electric field lines and surfaces of constant potential.

7. Recall the nature of parallel plate capacitors and dielectrics.

8. Use the laws of parallel and series capacitor combinations to analyze simple capacitor circuits.

B. Relate the topics of electric current and resistance.

1. Describe the operation of batteries as current sources.

2. Describe the concepts of resistance, resistivity, and current.

3. Use Ohm's law to solve simple DC circuits.

4. Recall the various equations for electric power.

C. Analyze electric circuits.

1. Use the rules for series and parallel resistor combinations to solve simple one-source circuits.

2. Show an understanding of Kirchhoff’s rules.

3. Solve simple RC circuits.

4. Discuss the differences in how ammeters and voltmeters are used in circuits and be able to correctly place these meters in a circuit.

5. Discuss household circuits and electrical safety.

D. Analyze magnetism.

1. Describe how moving charges produce magnetic fields.

2. Describe and use the equations for magnetic forces on moving charges.

3. Recall and use the equations for the magnetic fields produced by currents.

4. Discuss magnetic materials in terms of Weiss domains.

5. Discuss the magnetic field of the Earth.

6. Explain the operation of galvanometers and motors in terms of magnetic torques on pivoted coils.

E. Investigate electromagnetic induction.

1. State and use Faraday's/Lenz's law to solve simple problems.

2. Explain how AC generators work.

3. Discuss magnetic flux and transformer operation.

4. Discuss inductance and magnetic potential energy.

F. Analyze alternating current.

1. Interconvert RMS values and peak values for AC variables.

2. Calculate the reactance and phase shifts for RLC circuits.

3. Solve series RLC circuits.

4. Discuss phasors.

5. Discuss power and resonance in AC circuits.

V. Topics in Waves and Optics

A. Analyze waves.

1. Describe characteristics of waves.

2. Calculate wave properties.

B. Analyze geometrical optics.

1. State and apply the law of reflection to simple problems.

2. State and apply the law of refraction to simple problems.

3. Discuss applications of total internal reflection.

4. Discuss dispersion of prisms.

C. Compare mirrors and lenses.

1. Use laws of reflection and refraction to explain the focusing property of curved interfaces.

2. Use the mirror/lens equations to calculate image position and type (real/virtual, upright/inverted).

3. Distinguish between converging and diverging systems.

D. Investigate interference and diffraction.

1. Explain the double slit interference pattern and use it to calculate wavelengths.

2. Discuss the colors of thin film in terms of interference.

3. Explain how diffraction relates to wavelength.

4. Describe the phenomena of polarization.

5. Describe colorization due to scattering.

VI. Topics in Introductory Modern Physics

A. Investigate relativity.

1. Describe and explain some of the basic experimental evidence for special relativity.

2. State and apply the postulates of special relativity.

3. Calculate time dilations and length contractions.

4. Explain how the equations of relativity have an upper speed limit (the speed of light) built into them.

5. Discuss how rest mass fits into the concepts of energy and momentum.

B. Differentiate between waves and particles.

1. Discuss the differences between the particle and wave models of light.

2. Discuss the photoelectric and Compton effects from the particle perspective.

3. Recall and use the Einstein-Planck and de Broglie equations to solve problems.

4. Describe and explain the significance of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

C. Describe atomic structure.

1. Describe the Bohr model of the atom.

2. Use the Bohr model to explain the spectrum of hydrogen.

D. Relate radioactivity and the nucleus.

1. Recall and discuss alpha, beta, and gamma radiation.

2. Balance simple nuclear reactions.

3. Discuss half-lives and radioactive dating.

4. Explain the difference between fission and fusion and when one expects them to occur.

VII. Measurements with Laboratory Apparatus

A. Demonstrate the ability to carefully record data from measurement apparatus.

B. Analyze data with appropriate attention to errors and uncertainties.

C. Utilize numeric data and/or graphs of data to extract information and draw conclusions.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50% Unit Exams (minimum of 3)

20-25% Final Exam

10-30% Labs

0-20% Homework

0-15% Quizzes

Total = 100%

### Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A80 – 89% = B

70 – 79% = C

60 – 69% = D

0 – 59% = F

### Caveats:

Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of possible papers, exercises, projects, and/or homework.

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

# PHYS 133

**Title:**Applied Physics***Number:**PHYS 133**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**5**Contact Hours:**7**Lecture Hours:**4**Lab Hours:**3

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** MATH 130 (or higher) with a grade of "C" or higher.

### Description:

This is a one-semester, comprehensive physics course intended for students enrolled in the biotechnology certificate program or an associate of applied science degree program. The course will cover all areas of applied physics, including mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, light, optics and some elements of modern physics. Emphasis will be placed on concepts and applications to real-life problems. This course includes an integrated laboratory component the completion of which is a necessary part of the total instructional package.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

- Apply the scientific method to modeling physical problems that occur in nature.
- Discuss the general concepts of motion encountered in physics.
- Explain the concept of force and the roll it plays in the motion of objects.
- Understand the basic principle of gravity as it relates to motion.
- Apply the concepts of work and energy as they relate to physics problems.
- Analyze the thermodynamic properties of various systems used in physics and chemistry.
- Illustrate the properties of electricity and magnetism and their applications.
- Describe the components and characteristics of wave motion as they relate to sound and light.
- Describe atomic and nuclear structure and their relationship to radiation.
- Apply basic laws of physics in laboratory settings commonly encountered in national and private labs.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Scientific Method

A. Apply the scientific method to problems in nature, specifically in

the area of physics.

B. Perform dimensional analysis to check units of formulas derived from

algebraic principles.

C. Convert between SI/metric and English units in detailed science

calculations.

D. Rewrite numbers in scientific notation when performing calculations

involving large and/or small quantities.

E. Formulate physics problems into mathematical expressions and

interpret the solutions to determine their physical significance.

II. Force

A. Differentiate between kinematic variables including displacement,

speed, velocity and acceleration.

B. Develop and analyze models of motion including projectile, circular

and simple harmonic motion.

C. Construct graphs describing simple motion, both in one and two

dimensions.

D. Illustrate the concept of impulse as it applies to momentum in

collision processes.

E. Use Conservation of Momentum to describe the motion of objects

before and after collisions.

III. Force

A. Distinguish between the concepts of mass and weight.

B. Construct free-body diagrams to identify external forces acting on

objects, including tension, normal and reaction forces.

C. Apply Newton’s Laws to structures in static equilibrium to

determine unknown forces.

D. Apply Newton’s Laws to objects in one-dimensional, two-dimensional

and circular motion to determine their accelerations.

E. Incorporate frictional properties into motion problems.

IV. Gravity

A. Illustrate the motion of an object in free-fall, including its

position, velocity and acceleration as functions of time.

B. Compare uniform circular motion to general satellite motion by

application of Newton’s Law of Gravity.

C. Describe and illustrate general properties of gravitational fields

generated by astronomical bodies such as the Earth, Moon, Sun and other

planets in our solar system.

V. Work and Energy

A. Describe the relationship between work and energy.

B. Define types of energy including kinetic, gravitational potential

and elastic potential.

C. Apply Conservation of Energy to mechanical systems to determine the

motion of objects.

D. Identify sources of mechanical energy available for human use.

E. Define power and show how it relates to simple machines.

VI. Heat

A. Show the relationship between the thermodynamic variables of

temperature, internal energy and heat.

B. Compare temperature scales, including the Celsius, Fahrenheit and

Kelvin scales.

C. Relate temperature changes to linear and volume expansion of

materials.

D. Illustrate heat flow between different media using the concepts of

specific heat, heat of fusion and heat of vaporization.

E. Describe methods of heat flow, including convection, conduction and

radiation.

F. Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics to ideal gases undergoing isobaric,

isovolumetric, isothermal and adiabatic processes.

G. Compare and contrast devices such as heat engines, refrigerators,

air conditioners and heat pumps and how thermodynamics is involved in

their operation.

VII. Electricity and Magnetism

A. Describe the concepts, sources and effects of electric force,

charge, fields, potential, current, resistance and power as they relate to

electric circuits.

B. Design and setup simple DC circuits to measure currents, voltages

and resistances using ammeters, voltmeters and ohmmeters.

C. Set up simple series and parallel circuits of resistors to

experimentally determine the equivalent resistance and compare to

theoretical calculations.

D. Extend the ideas of resistors in series and parallel to capacitors

and compare and contrast these different types of circuits.

E. Describe and illustrate the concepts, sources and effects of

magnetic fields of bar magnets, current-carrying wires and the Earth.

F. Graphically illustrate magnetic forces on moving charges and their

resultant motion as determined using the Right-Hand Rule.

G. Explain the relationship between electric currents and magnetic

fields in the operation of electric motors.

H. Set up simple RC and/or RL circuits to oscilloscopes to visually

observe the time dependence of voltages across such devices.

I. Describe and illustrate electromagnetic induction and its

application to alternating current, electric generators, transformers and

power production.

J. Design and set up simple AC circuits to study frequency effects on

current and reactance.

VIII. Sound and Light Waves

A. Differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves.

B. Describe the characteristics of a wave including its amplitude,

wavelength and frequency and how wave velocity is related to these

quantities.

C. Compare and contrast sound and light waves including their

velocities in different media, their wavelengths and the conditions

necessary to produce each type.

D. Discuss how sound intensity is measured on the decibel scale.

E. Describe and illustrate the phenomena of forces vibrations, shock

waves and the Doppler effect observed in sound waves.

F. Describe and illustrate phenomena dealing with waves including

reflection, refraction, total internal reflection, diffraction,

interference, superposition and polarization.

G. Describe the electromagnetic spectrum and the properties of color

and what distinguishes visible color from other forms of electromagnetic

radiation.

H. Illustrate properties of mirrors, lenses and how they are used in

optical devices including cameras, magnifying glasses, microscopes,

telescopes and spectrophotometers.

I. Discuss types of lens aberrations, including spherical and

chromatic, and how such problems are corrected.

IX. The Atom

A. Outline contributions made to our understanding of atomic particles

due to the work of Compton, De Broglie, Einstein, Heisenberg, Pauli and

Planck.

B. Discuss the Wave-Particle Duality of photons, electrons and other

atomic particles.

C. Describe the currently accepted model of the atom and how our

understanding has progressed from the earlier models of Thomson,

Rutherford and Bohr.

D. Illustrate applications of atomic physics, including X-rays, lasers

and holography.

E. Explain the organization of the periodic table and what

distinguishes one element from another on the basis of its nuclear

structure.

F. Examine the structure of the nucleus of an atom in order to

calculate its binding energy.

G. Identify and describe the sources and types of radioactivity and the

biological effects.

H. Describe the concept of half-life of radioactive materials

emphasizing the environmental problems of materials with particularly long

half-lives.

I. Distinguish between nuclear fission, both natural and artificial,

and nuclear fusion processes.

J. Describe how radioactive materials are commonly used today in

physics, biology, chemistry and medicine.

X. Laboratory

A. Use various measuring instruments commonly encountered in

laboratories.

B. Develop safe and proper laboratory techniques in the setup, data

acquisition and analysis of information obtained from physics

experiments.

C. Develop teamwork skills working in collaboration with other

physics/science students.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Homework/Quizzes 15 – 25%

Laboratories 15 – 25%

Unit Exams 30 – 50%

Final Exam 15 – 25%

Total 100%

### Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A80 – 89% = B

70 – 79% = C

60 – 69% = D

0 – 59% = F

### Caveats:

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

# PHYS 191

**Title:**Math and Physics for Games I***Number:**PHYS 191**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**4**Contact Hours:**5**Lecture Hours:**3**Lab Hours:**2

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** (MATH 171 with a grade of "C" or higher or MATH 173 with a grade of "C" or higher or appropriate score on math placement test) and GAME 121.

### Description:

This introductory course focuses on the mathematics and physics concepts needed to program a variety of video game scenarios. Students will learn to use vectors and matrix transformations to model the motion of physical objects in two and three dimensions. Students will also learn various computer programming methods in order to model these mathematical and physical concepts. MATH 191 and PHYS 191 are the same course; enroll in only one.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

- Locate, describe and transform objects in two and three dimensions.
- Model linear motion kinematics and dynamics.
- Detect and resolve collisions between objects.
- Model rotational motion kinematics and dynamics.
- Construct code to carry out the basic functions of a physics engine.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Vector Algebra and Transformations

A. Use trigonometry to determine the components and direction angles of a vector.

B. Compare the concepts of scalar and vector.

C. Compute vector arithmetic graphically and numerically.

D. Compute the angle between two vectors.

E. Normalize vectors.

F. Compute the normal vector to a surface.

G. Construct code that will perform vector arithmetic and normalization.

H. Convert between polar and rectangular coordinates.

I. Convert units of measurement.

J. Compute matrix arithmetic graphically and numerically.

K. Describe scaling using matrices and homogeneous coordinates.

L. Construct code that will perform scaling on vectors and geometric objects using matrices.

II. Linear Motion

A. Compute distance, displacement, velocity, speed and acceleration for one-dimensional motion.

B. Use vectors to describe displacements, velocities and accelerations in two and three dimensions.

C. Use Newton's Laws to determine the effect of forces on the motion of an object.

D. Derive and solve the equations of motion of an object.

E. Calculate the work done by a force on an object.

F. Calculate the kinetic energy, potential energy, and momentum of an object.

G. Compute the force vector acting on an object resulting from a scalar potential energy field.

H. Describe the Forward Euler and Velocity Verlet integration methods.

I. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the Forward Euler and Velocity Verlet integration methods.

J. Construct code that can simulate the motion of an object according to Newton’s Laws of Motion.

K. Describe translations using matrices and homogeneous coordinates.

L. Construct code that will perform translation on vectors and geometric objects using matrices.

III. Collision Detection and Resolution

A. Determine the distance between an object and a line or plane.

B. Construct code that will compute the distance between an object and a line or plane.

C. Determine if two circles or two spheres are intersecting.

D. Calculate the point of intersection of two line segments.

E. Determine if two axially-aligned bounding boxes are intersecting.

F. Construct code that will detect collisions between circles, spheres, axially aligned bounding boxes and line segments.

G. Use conservation of energy and conservation of momentum to model the collision of objects.

H. Construct code that can simulate the collision between two objects.

IV. Rotational Motion

A. Describe rotations using matrices and homogeneous coordinates.

B. Construct code that will rotate an object using matrices.

C. Compute angular displacement, angular velocity and angular acceleration.

D. Determine the angular motion caused by a torque on an object.

E. Calculate the rotational kinetic energy and angular momentum of a rotating object.

F. Construct code that can model the two-dimensional motion of a rigid body incorporating the concepts of the conservation of energy and momentum and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

G. Compute quaternion arithmetic numerically.

H. Construct code that will rotate an object using quaternions.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-80% Unit Exams, Unit Papers, and/or Unit Projects

10-50% Homework, Quizzes, and/or Small Projects

20-40% Final Exam

The final exam must count at least as much as any unit exam, unit paper or unit project. In any course where unit exams are not proctored, the instructor may require that the student score at least a 70% on the final exam to earn a ‘C’ for the course. At the instructor's discretion, the grade on all or any part of the final exam may replace any lower test score. No student may be exempt from the final exam. Any student not taking the final exam will receive a score of zero for the final exam.

### Grade Criteria:

90 - 100% = A80 - 89% = B

70 - 79% = C

60 - 69% = D

0 - 59% = F

### Caveats:

- The majority of mathematics courses are sequential. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in a prerequisite mathematics course to progress to its subsequent mathematics course.
- Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic word processing, Internet searching, and object-oriented coding skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.
- In accordance with the assertion made on your billing statement, during the first two weeks of the semester, if a student is found not to have successfully fulfilled the prerequisite(s) for this course, the student will be dropped from the course. He/she will be allowed to enroll in the appropriate lower level course on a space available basis with an even exchange of tuition. After the first two weeks, students who have not met the prerequisite(s) will be dropped from the course with no refund of tuition.

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

# PHYS 191H

No information found.# PHYS 214

**Title:**Introduction to Teaching Math and Science I***Number:**PHYS 214**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**1**Contact Hours:**1.25**Lecture Hours:**1.25

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** MATH 171 with a grade of "C" or higher or an appropriate score on the math placement test or department approval.

### Description:

This course allows math and science students to explore and develop an appreciation for teaching as a career. To support their learning, students will be introduced to the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver quality instruction. They will plan and implement lessons of an inquiry-based curriculum in an elementary classroom during the semester. MATH 214, ASTR 214, BIOL 214, CHEM 214, GEOS 214, PHYS 214 and PSCI 214 are the same course; enroll in only one.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

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

- Determine if teaching is a viable career path.
- Identify strategies for effective lesson planning and utilize these strategies to design and deliver inquiry-based lessons using the 5E Instructional Model.
- Demonstrate an awareness of personality and learning differences and discuss the implications for both teaching and learning.
- Use probing questions to elicit feedback to determine students' acquisition of knowledge.
- Revise lesson plans to reflect the needs of learners based on field experience gained in cooperation with a practicing classroom teacher.
- Research and identify relevant state and national teaching standards.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology for teaching, communicating, and collaborating.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Teaching as a Career

A. Determine suitability/interest in teaching as a career through thoughtful self-reflection.

B. Explore pathways to a career in teaching.

C. Identify personal learning styles and discuss their implications for classroom interactions.

II. Strategies for Practical Lesson Design

A. Design and deliver inquiry-based hands-on lessons.

B. Write performance objectives for each lesson, including mathematics and/or science connections, and appropriate assessments for those objectives.

C. Use technology and the Internet to enhance classroom lessons, collaborate, and communicate.

III. Concepts and Components of Teaching Theory

A. Identify instructional strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners.

B. Distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.

C. Discuss state and national science and mathematics standards and their implications for curriculum decisions.

D. Identify current issues in the theory and practice of teaching.

IV. Components of a Field Experience

A. Observe a math-science lesson taught by a cooperating teacher.

B. Interact with a population of diverse student learners in a school setting while teaching a lesson in an elementary school classroom.

C. Receive and synthesize feedback from a cooperating teacher as a peer and mentoring colleague in order to improve techniques.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

10-20% Active classroom participation

20-30% Lesson planning and associated activities

30-40% Completion of field experience and associated activities

20-25% Related assignments/homework

### Grade Criteria:

90-100% = A80-89% = B

75-79% = C

70-74% = D

0-69% = F

### Caveats:

To successfully complete the prerequisite(s) for this course, a student must earn at least a "C" in the prerequisite course(s) or earn an appropriate score on a placement exam. If a student is found not to have successfully fulfilled the prerequisite(s) for this course, the student will be dropped from the course.

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

# PHYS 215

**Title:**Introduction to Teaching Math and Science II***Number:**PHYS 215**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**1**Contact Hours:**1.25**Lecture Hours:**1.25

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** ASTR 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or BIOL 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or CHEM 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or GEOS 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or MATH 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or PHYS 214 with a grade of "C" or higher or PSCI 214 with a grade of "C" or higher.

### Description:

Students learn about the middle school environment and work on math and science inquiry-based lesson analysis, design and assessment. Student partners will plan and teach three inquiry-based lessons in a middle school. The course emphasizes writing 5E lesson plans with a focus on the importance of using appropriate questioning and assessment strategies throughout the lesson, as well as how to analyze and modify a lesson based on personal reflections and observer feedback. By the completion of the course, students should be able to reflect on their personal suitability/interest in teaching secondary math or science, and develop a feasible pathway to a career in teaching. MATH 215, ASTR 215, BIOL 215, CHEM 215, GEOS 215, PHYS 215 and PSCI 215 are the same course; enroll in only one.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

- Design inquiry-based middle school lesson plans, utilizing resources from exemplary inquiry-based science and mathematics lessons.
- Implement effective middle school teaching strategies based on the unique attributes of adolescents.
- Construct effective classroom learning activities using appropriate technology.
- Analyze data gained from pre- and post-assessments to evaluate student learning as a basis for revising lesson plans and teaching strategies.
- Employ techniques that offer educational equity among a population of diverse learners.
- Identify personal suitability/interest in teaching secondary math or science.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Practical Lesson Design

A. Design inquiry-based lessons using the 5E Instructional Model.

B. Write measurable performance objectives for each lesson.

C. Develop applicable pre- and post-assessments for the performance objectives.

D. Analyze student data acquired through pre- and post-assessments to improve future lesson planning.

E. Incorporate technology into at least one lesson in a manner that encourages enhanced student interaction and learning.

II. Teaching Theory

A. Identify instructional approaches that meet the needs of diverse middle school learners.

B. Develop questioning strategies to effectively interact with students with varying abilities and learning styles in a middle school classroom.

C. Develop achievable solutions to preserve instructional equity in the classroom environment.

III. Field Experience

A. Reflect upon observations of lessons taught by an experienced math/science teacher.

B. Teach three inquiry-based lessons to a middle school math or science class.

C. Use probing questions to elicit feedback to determine students’ acquisition of knowledge.

D. Synthesize feedback from both mentor teachers and master teachers in order to improve teaching techniques.

E. Reflect on teaching experiences in order to enhance future classroom interactions.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

15-25% Active classroom participation and attendance

20-30% Lesson planning and preparation

30-40% Field experiences, reflections and associated activities

10-20% Other assignments

100% Total

### Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A80 – 89% = B

75 – 79% = C

70 – 74% = D

0 – 69% = F

### Caveats:

To successfully complete the prerequisite(s) for this course, a student must earn at least a “C” in the prerequisite course(s). If a student is found not to have successfully fulfilled the prerequisite(s) for this course, the student will be dropped from the course.

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

# PHYS 220

**Title:**Engineering Physics I***Number:**PHYS 220**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**5**Contact Hours:**7**Lecture Hours:**4**Lab Hours:**3

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites or corequisites:** MATH 242.

### Description:

Engineering Physics I (and associated laboratory experience) is the study of translational and rotational motion, force, work, mechanical and thermal energy, linear and angular momentum, mechanical waves, and fluid motion using the tools of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

- Evaluate situations involving Engineering Physics I topics by choosing the appropriate conceptual frameworks.
- Recall relevant physical models and successfully apply these models using techniques of symbolic and numerical analysis to generate solutions to problems in Engineering Physics I topics.
- Think critically by utilizing problem solving techniques to evaluate and analyze context rich, multi-step problems in Engineering Physics I topics, selecting relevant information, selecting an approach to solving the problem and carrying out the analysis needed to generate and communicate solutions.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in mechanics.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in wave motion.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in thermodynamics.
- Perform measurements using physical apparatus, analyze the collected data including appropriate treatment of errors and uncertainties, generate and communicate conclusions based on the data and analysis for experimental investigations in Engineering Physics I topics.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Conceptual Frameworks

A. Recognize key physics terms.

B. Distinguish between physics concepts.

C. Identify appropriate solutions.

II. Physical Models

A. Select appropriate physical model.

B. Generate symbolic formulas.

C. Generate numeric solutions.

III. Problem Solving Techniques

A. Analyze multi-step problems.

B. Select relevant information.

C. Identify an approach to solving a multi-step problem.

D. Generate solutions to multi-step problems.

IV. Topics in Mechanics

A. Convert units and work with measurements.

1. Describe physics and how it relates to other physical sciences.

2. Explain the role of scientific models and how they are used in the sciences.

3. Recognize and be able to apply SI metric units.

4. Convert data between different metric prefixes.

5. Explain the importance of measurements and accuracy in physics.

6. Apply significant figures to measurements.

B. Analyze vectors.

1. Differentiate between vectors and scalars.

2. Work problems requiring vector math operations, especially addition and subtraction.

3. Resolve vectors into components and apply to addition and subtraction problems.

C. Analyze motion in a straight line.

1. Apply concepts of displacement, velocity and acceleration.

2. Construct motion diagrams to determine acceleration vectors for a variety of applications.

3. Construct graphs of position, velocity and acceleration as functions of time for a variety of situations.

4. Analyze problems with constant acceleration.

5. Apply constant acceleration to freely falling objects.

D. Analyze motion in a plane.

1. Extend displacement, velocity and acceleration concepts into two dimensions using vectors.

2. Identify when use of constant speed or constant acceleration is appropriate.

3. Solve projectile problems involving position, velocity and acceleration.

4. Identify and apply centripetal acceleration equations.

5. Develop relative motion ideas and apply to one and two-dimensional problems.

E. Apply Newton’s Laws to force problems.

1. Define force and apply the ideas to common applications.

2. Define inertia and relate it to mass and to Newton’s first law.

3. Describe mass and its role in Newton’s second law.

4. Differentiate between mass and weight.

5. Explain the origins of friction.

6. Draw force diagrams for force problems.

7. Identify examples of Newton’s third law.

8. Apply Newton’s laws to a variety of situations.

F. Relate the concepts of work and energy.

1. Understand the definition of a vector dot product.

2. Define work in terms of the dot product force-distance integral.

3. Simplify the work integral for constant forces.

4. Solve work problems for varying forces.

5. Construct work-energy bar charts.

6. Apply conservation of energy to a variety of problems.

7. Describe the difference between energy and power.

8. Explain how the potential energy of an object can be changed.

9. Contrast conservative and nonconservative forces.

10. Explain how conservative forces are related to potential energy.

11. Solve problems that include gravitational and spring potential energy.

G. Develop the concepts of momentum and impulse.

1. Derive the impulse and momentum expressions from Newton’s second law.

2. Relate impulse to collisions.

3. Show how conservation of momentum is related to Newton’s third law.

4. Differentiate between elastic and inelastic collisions.

5. Apply conservation of momentum to elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

6. Define center of mass and illustrate why it is an important concept in Newtonian mechanics.

7. Show how to find the center of mass by experiment or by calculation.

H. Analyze rotational motion.

1. Define angular displacement, angular position, angular velocity and angular acceleration and relate them mathematically to the linear analogs.

2. Derive the relationships between linear and angular kinematics equations and apply to a variety of situations.

3. Expand the conservation of energy models to include rotational energy.

4. Recognize the relationship between angular inertia (moment of inertia) and work Newton’s laws problems that illustrate its use.

5. Relate torque to forces.

6. Define vector cross products and apply them to torque and other angular mechanics problems, paying careful attention to vector directions.

7. Solve rotational problems using work, power and energy.

8. Relate the motion of the center of mass of a rolling object to the motion of its rim.

9. Explain the importance of conservation of angular momentum and apply that principle to various situations of rotating objects.

I. Examine rigid bodies in static equilibrium.

1. Define the conditions of static equilibrium for a rigid object.

2. Solve static equilibrium problems.

J. Investigate periodic motion.

1. Define simple harmonic motion and list examples.

2. Solve problems that utilize standard solutions to simple harmonic differential equations to a mass on a spring and a simple pendulum.

3. Apply conservation of energy to simple harmonic motion situations.

K. Describe gravity and the gravitational field.

1. Explain the terms in Newton’s law of universal gravity.

2. Solve problems using Newton’s law of gravity.

3. Recognize when to use the universal law of gravity and when to use simpler formulations.

4. Understand the derivation of the equation for universal gravitational potential energy.

5. Solve problems using the universal gravitational potential energy formula and explain when simpler forms can be used.

V. Topics in Wave Motion

A. Distinguish between transverse and longitudinal waves and give examples of each.

B. Apply sinusoidal mathematics to waves in one dimension.

C. Define the conditions of destructive and constructive interference using superposition principles and path differences from sources.

D. Find the speed of a wave on a string.

E. Solve problems involving reflection of waves.

F. Find the energy carried by waves in one dimension.

VI. Topics in Thermodynamics

A. Relate temperature and thermal expansion.

1. Review the various temperature scales and the relationships between them.

2. Solve problems concerning thermal expansion in solids and liquids.

3. Define ideal gas laws and solve problems with them.

4. Memorize basic facts about gases.

5. Construct PV diagrams for gases, including isotherms in your drawings.

B. Discuss the concept of heat the thermal properties of materials.

1. Carefully distinguish between thermal energy and temperature.

2. Define heat capacity and latent heat.

3. Apply the concepts of heat capacity and latent heat to a variety of heat transfer situations.

4. Construct heat flow diagrams that illustrate the conservation of energy.

C. Develop the laws of thermodynamics.

1. Derive the work integral for gases.

2. Apply the first law of thermodynamics to the following processes for ideal gases: isobaric, isovolumetric, isothermal and adiabatic.

3. Describe two forms of the second law of thermodynamics.

4. Explain the importance of heat engines to our civilization.

5. Solve heat engine problems, including the topics of efficiency and wasted heat.

6. Solve problems concerning heat flows and efficiencies of heat pumps and refrigerators.

7. Examine the concept of entropy and work example problems.

D. Describe the atomic and molecular properties of matter.

1. Show how our theory of atoms and molecules in constant motion can be used to define mathematically what we mean by temperature, pressure and internal energy.

2. Solve problems using our definitions of specific heat of gases at constant volume or constant pressure.

3. Show how equipartition of energy and molecular speed distributions can explain common observations, such as evaporation of all materials and planetary atmospheres.

VII. Measurements with Laboratory Apparatus

A. Demonstrate the ability to carefully record data from various measurement apparatus.

B. Analyze data with appropriate attention to errors and uncertainties.

C. Utilize numeric data and/or graphs of data to extract information and draw conclusions about physics principles under investigation.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-50% Unit Exams (minimum of 3)

20-25% Final Exam

10-30% Labs

0-20% Homework

0-15% Quizzes

Total = 100%

### Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A80 – 89% = B

70 – 79% = C

60 – 69% = D

0 – 59% = F

### Caveats:

Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of possible papers, exercises, projects, and/or homework.

### Student Responsibilities:

### Disabilities:

# PHYS 221

**Title:**Engineering Physics II***Number:**PHYS 221**Effective Term:**2021-22**Credit Hours:**5**Contact Hours:**7**Lecture Hours:**4**Lab Hours:**3

### Requirements:

**Prerequisites:** PHYS 220 and MATH 242.

### Description:

Engineering Physics II (and associated laboratory experience) is the continuation of Engineering Physics I. It is the study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics using the tools of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

### Textbooks:

http://bookstore.jccc.edu/### Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.### Objectives

- Evaluate situations involving Engineering Physics II topics by choosing the appropriate conceptual frameworks.
- Recall relevant physical models and to successfully apply these models using techniques of symbolic and numerical analysis to generate solutions to problems in Engineering Physics II topics.
- Think critically by utilizing problem solving techniques to evaluate and analyze context rich, multi-step problems in Engineering Physics II topics, selecting relevant information, selecting an approach to solving the problem and carry out the analysis needed to generate and communicate solution(s).
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in electricity.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in magnetism.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in electromagnetic waves.
- Analyze and solve problems involving topics in optics.
- 8Perform measurements using physical apparatus, analyze the collected data including appropriate treatment of errors and uncertainties, generate and communicate conclusions based on the data and analysis for experimental investigations in Engineering Physics II topics.

### Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Conceptual Frameworks

A. Recognize key physics terms.

B. Distinguish between physical concepts.

C. Identify appropriate solutions.

II. Physical Models

A. Select appropriate physical model.

B. Generate symbolic formulas.

C. Generate numeric solutions.

III. Problem Solving Techniques

A. Analyze multi-step problems.

B. Select relevant information.

C. Identify an approach to solving multi-step problems.

D. Generate solutions to multi-step problems.

IV. Topics in Electricity

A. Describe the properties of electric fields.

1. Describe the properties of electric charges.

2. Differentiate between insulators and conductors.

3. State the essential features of Coulomb’s law and conditions necessary for its application.

4. Compare the mathematical form of Coulomb’s law to other basic laws of physics.

5. Define electric field and explain how it differs from electric force.

6. Use calculus to develop expressions for electric fields created by continuous charge distributions.

7. Construct electric field lines using Coulomb’s law and explain why field lines are useful.

8. Apply kinematics equations to charges moving in an electric field.

B. Apply Gauss’s Law to various charge distributions.

1. State Gauss’s Law.

2. Apply Gauss’s Law to calculate electric fields for situations of high symmetry.

3. Using Gauss’s Law, predict essential features of electric fields inside and outside of insulators or conductors.

C. Develop the concept of electric potential.

1. Explain the difference between electric potential and electric potential energy.

2. Calculate electric potential and electric potential energy from various arrays of point charges or from continuous charge distributions.

3. Derive electric fields from electric potential functions.

D. Relate the concepts of capacitance and dielectrics.

1. Write down the mathematical definition of capacitance.

2. Calculate capacitance from dimensions given for parallel plate capacitors.

3. Relate charge, voltage and capacitance for series and parallel combinations of capacitors.

4. Find the energy stored in capacitors by knowing electrical characteristics.

5. Explain the effects of a dielectric on capacitance and suggest an explanation of these effects.

E. Relate the concepts of current, resistance, and emf.

1. Define electric current both mathematically (using calculus) and verbally.

2. Identify the important mathematical parameters of an electric circuit with a battery connected to a resistor.

3. Solve current, voltage, and resistance problems using Ohm’s law.

4. Create graphs of voltage as a function of current for ordinary metallic conductors.

5. Analyze the effects of temperature on resistance and solve problems related to this.

6. Solve problems for electrical energy and power.

7. Explain the voltage changes in single and multiloop circuits.

8. Develop equations for series and parallel combinations of resistors using conservation of energy and conservation of charge.

9. Apply Kirchhoff’s rules to circuits with multiple voltage sources and multiple branches.

10. Derive relationships for voltage and current as functions of time for RC circuits.

11. Solve problems for practical applications using a variety of DC circuits.

V. Problems in Magnetism

A. Describe the properties of magnetic fields.

1. Compare and contrast electric and magnetic fields.

2. Describe a magnetic pole and contrast it to an electric charge.

3. Draw magnetic field diagrams for various arrangements of magnetic poles.

B. Calculate magnetic forces.

1. Calculate the magnetic force on various arrangements of moving charges, including current carrying conductors.

2. Describe how to use vector cross product rules to predict the direction of magnetic forces on moving charges.

3. Derive relationships that describe the torque on a conducting loop in a magnetic field.

4. Solve problems, which are applications of interactions between charges and magnetic fields.

5. Explain the Hall effect and its role in determining the sign of charge carriers.

C. Identify sources of magnetic fields.

1. Using calculus, derive the strength and direction of magnetic fields arising from moving charges.

2. State the importance of Ampere’s law and solve problems using this law.

3. Define magnetic flux and calculate flux in various situations.

4. Derive the magnetic field of an ideal solenoid.

5. Solve problems with magnetic fields in materials.

D. Investigate electromagnetic induction.

1. Describe Faraday’s law of induction and solve problems in various situations.

2. Find the emf generated by conductors moving in a magnetic field and by a changing magnetic field in the vicinity of conductors.

3. State Lenz’s law and use it to predict the directions of induced emf’s and currents.

4. Explain the operation of motors and generators.

E. Develop the concept of inductance.

1. Define inductance and determine the direction of the induced emf for a variety of situations.

2. Determine the energy in magnetic fields caused by currents.

3. Find current and voltage relationships as a function of time for RC and RLC circuits.

F. Investigate alternating current circuits.

1. Derive equations for voltage and current for simple series circuits including resistance, inductance and capacitance.

2. Find the reactances and impedances of RLC circuits.

3. Solve problems for AC circuits that include finding the current, voltage and power in series circuits.

4. Describe various AC phenomena including resonance and transformers.

VI. Topics in Electromagnetic Waves

A. Describe the origin and form of electromagnetic waves.

B. Relate Maxwell’s equations to the electromagnetic spectrum.

C. Calculate power and pressure produced by electromagnetic waves.

D. Describe the electromagnetic spectrum.

VII. Topics in Optics

A. Investigate the nature and propagation of light.

1. Observe and describe mathematically (where possible) the nature of light interaction with materials: reflection, refraction, diffraction, scattering and transmission.

2. Solve problems using Snell’s law.

3. Explain the formation of a rainbow, why the sky is blue and why the sun is red at sunset and sunrise.

B. Relate interference, diffraction, and polarization of light.

1. Describe the conditions necessary for interference of light in terms of path differences and phase differences.

2. Solve problems concerning double-slit interference, intensity in interference patterns, phase change upon reflection and thin-film interference.

3. Observe, describe mathematically and solve problems relating to single-slit diffraction and diffraction grating interference patterns.

4. Observe light polarization, describe its origins and solve problems concerning intensity of polarized light.

5. Explain common applications of polarized light, such as calculator displays and polarizing sunglasses.

VIII. Measurements with Laboratory Apparatus

A. Demonstrate the ability to carefully record data from various measurement apparatus.

B. Analyze data with appropriate attention to errors and uncertainties.

C. Utilize numeric data and/or graphs of data to extract information and draw conclusions about physics principles under investigation.

### Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

20-25% Final Exam

10-30% Labs

0-20% Homework

0-15% Quizzes

Total = 100%

### Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A80 – 89% = B

70 – 79% = C

60 – 69% = D

0 – 59% = F

### Caveats:

Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic word processing and internet searching skills for the completion of possible papers, exercises, projects and/or homework.