Maricopa Community Colleges  PHY131   19966-20075 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/24/94
PHY131 19966-20075 LEC
4 Credit(s)
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3 Period(s)
3 Period(s)
University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
Electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials, and induction. AC circuits, displacement current, and electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisites: MAT230, or MAT231, or department consent, and PHY121. Corequisites: MAT241 or department consent.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
PHY131   19966-20075 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
1. Use fundamental physical laws and principles to solve problems encountered in academic and nonacademic environments. (I, II, III)
2. Develop and use models that closely represent actual physical situations. (I, II, III)
3. Apply problem solving techniques in terms of logic, efficiency, and effectiveness. (I, II, III)
4. Solve problems beyond the level of plug-in type problems. (I, II, III)
5. Solve practical engineering and science problems. (I, II, III)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
PHY131   19966-20075 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
    I. Electricity
        A. Coulomb's law
          1. Electric charge
          2. Atomic structure
          3. Electrical interaction
          4. Conductors and insulators
        B. Electric field and Gauss' law
          1. Electric field and field lines
          2. Gauss' law and application
        C. Potential
          1. Electric potential energy
          2. Equipotential surfaces
          3. Potential gradient
        D. Capacitance
          1. Parallel plate capacitor and dielectric
          2. Series and parallel capacitors
          3. Energy of a charge capacitor
        E. Current, resistance, and electromotive force
          1. Electrical current
          2. Resistivity and resistance
          3. Electromotive force
          4. Current-voltage relationships and Ohm's law
          5. Work and power in electrical circuits
        F. Direct-current circuits and instruments
          1. Resistors in series and parallel
          2. Kirchhoff's rules
          3. Ammeters, voltmeters, and ohmmeters
      II. Magnetism
          A. The magnetic field
            1. Magnetic field and field lines
            2. Motion of charged particles in a magnetic field
            3. E/M experiment
          B. Magnetic forces and torques
            1. On current carrying conductors
            2. On a complete circuit
            3. Hall effect
            4. Pivoted-coil galvanometer
          C. Magnetic field of a current
            1. Magnetic field of moving charge/current the Biot law
            2. Magnetic field of various current geometries
            3. Ampere's law
          D. Induced electromotive force
            1. Motional electromotive force
            2. Faraday's law
            3. Induced electric fields
            4. Lenz's law
          E. Inductance
            1. Mutual and self inductance
            2. Energy in an inductor
          F. Magnetic properties of matter
            1. Magnetic materials and ferromagnetism
            2. Magnetic permeability
            3. Molecular theory of magnetism
          G. Alternating currents
            1. R-L-C series circuits
            2. Average and root-mean-square values; AC instruments
            3. Power
            4. Series and parallel resonance
            5. Transformers
        III. Electromagnetic Waves
            A. Displacement current
            B. Maxwell's equations
            C. Propagation of electromagnetic waves
            D. Polarization
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