2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

PHY 151 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

PHY 1131.
Description: Waves and sound, electromagnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves, and Maxwell's equations, with calculus applications. For engineering and physics majors.

Prerequisites: MAT 230  and PHY 150 . Reading Proficiency.

General Education Competency: Scientific Literacy

Credits: 5
Lecture: 4
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Waves, sound
  2. Electric charge and current
  3. Electric and magnetic fields in vacuum and in materials
  4. Induction
  5. DC and AC circuits
  6. Displacement current
  7. Maxwell's equations
  8. Electromagnetic waves

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe and analyze basic wave phenomena, including applications to music. (1)
  2. Apply electric and magnetic forces and fields to basic statics and dynamics problems. (2,3)
  3. Analyze the behaviors of, and relationships between, charged particles, electric fields, magnetic fields, and electromagnetic waves. (3,4,6-8) 
  4. Design, construct, and analyze simple electrical circuits. (5)
  5. State Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism, and discuss the physical meaning of each. (7)
  6. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate physical and natural phenomena. (1-8) 
  7. Identify the unifying themes of the scientific field of study. (1-8)
  8. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical presentation of scientific data. (1-8) 
  9. Use the tools and equipment necessary for basic scientific analysis and research. (1-8)
  10. Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-8)

Required Assessment:
  1. Convey the intent, method and result of a laboratory experiment in writing.