PHYS1211 - Physics II
PHYS1211 Physics II 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites PHYS1100
Goal To equip the student with a strong understanding of the
fundamentals of physics to extend his/her knowledge and to
enable him/her to apply such understanding to his/her studies.
ObjectivesOutcomes
This course should enable the student to:

  1. Explain the behavior of the physical world around him/her by constructing a logical structure of it
  2. Apply the concepts of physics in his/herfield of study and everyday life
  3. Relate the concepts of physics to the advancement of technology
  4. Understand and relate the different phenomena in the world
  5. Control the physical aspects of the world beneficially
  6. Approach problems, predict their results in advance, and solve them in quantitative and qualitative manners
  7. Gain a broader understanding of other sciences
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define, analyze and experimentally demonstrate magnetic forces and fields
  2. Define, construct and analyze LR, LC, and LCR circuits
  3. Define and perform some basic applications of Maxwell's equations
  4. Define, analyze and experimentally demonstrate the concept of sound, light and electromagnetic waves
  5. Define, analyze and experimentally demonstrate geometrical optics
  6. Define, analyze and experimentally demonstrate the concepts of heat
  7. Define and analyze the concepts of thermodynamics
  8. Define and apply the kinetic theory of gases
  9. Define and apply the concepts of superposition and interference of waves
  10. Define and apply the concepts of wave guides and optical fibers
  11. Discuss some topics in modern physics
  12. Recognize and present real life examples of the aforementioned concepts and interrelate some of them
  13. Describe the link between physics and other sciences
  14. Identify technological applications of some of the aforementioned concepts
  15. Describe how he/she can harness the benefits of some of the aforementioned concepts