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Chabot College

**Catalog Description**

2B - Introduction to Physics II

**Course Outline for Physics 2B INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS II**

Fall 2001

**Replaced Fall 2010**

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; b. c. e. f. g. linear and rotational dynamics; gravity; energy; fluids; thermodynamics; h. i. j. simple harmonic motion; longitudinal and transverse waves; electrostatics; 2. 3. operate standard laboratory equipment; analyze laboratory data; 4. write comprehensive laboratory reports.

**Expected Outcomes for Students:**

2. 3. 4. 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; d. e. optics; modern physics; operate standard laboratory equipment; analyze laboratory data; write comprehensive laboratory reports. 3. 2.

**Course Content:**

1. Current and resistance a. b. c. OHM's law Resistivity Resistors in series and parallel d. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. RC circuits Electromagnetism Magnetic field Force in a magnetic field, force on a current segment Current loops Sources of magnetic fields Magnets and poles, earth's magnetism Induced electromotive force Electromagnetic radiation Applied electricity a. Meters, motors and generators

Chabot College Physics 2B, Page 2 Fall 2001 8. 7. 4. 5. 6. b. c. d. e. 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. Applied optics a. Camera b. c. Polarization Double refraction and optical activity Human eye, physiology Magnifier, microscope, telescope c. d. b. c. Spectroscope Description of laser and its applications Modern Physics a. b. Viewpoint of the classical physicist Michelson-Morley experiment Discoveries at the close of the nineteenth century Einstein and special relativity The outer atom a. Charge of the electron, electron mass The photoelectric effect Emission and absorption spectra 9. d. e. X-rays, the Compton effect Duality of light and matter f. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle Atomic physics a. Bohr theory 10. 11. b. c. The nucleus a. b. c. d. a. b. c. d. Debroglie waves Quantum mechanics 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:**

1. 2. 3. 4. Lecture-discussion Problem solving Demonstrations Laboratory experimentation

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

Chabot College Physics 2B, Page 3 Fall 2001 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