Sep 24, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 182 - General Physics II with Laboratory

An integrated experimental and analytical investigation of topics in rotational dynamics, wave mechanics, and conservation principles. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra, trigonometry, and calculus along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation.  Formerly PHYS 212, students may not receive credit for both. 

Prerequisite: PHYS 181 and MATH 173. Corequisite: MATH 173.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Correctly describe and explain key physics topics such as linear & angular momentum, energy, torque, simple harmonic motion, and oscillations as well as key components of those main concepts.   
  • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrate an ability to properly analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

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