Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 262 - General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism


Topics incude Coulomb’s law, electric fields, Gauss’ law, direct-current and alternating-current circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere’s law, electromagnetic induction, and electromagnetic waves. Laboratory exercises also develop familiarity with electrical measuring instruments.

A calculus-based general physics course, required for students majoring in engineering or one of the physical sciences. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in both MATH 182  and PHYS 161 .

  PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): MATH 280 , MATH 282 , or MATH 284 , or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week Formerly PH 262.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify and apply physical concepts, principles and laws associated with electro-magnetism.
  • Develop strategies and apply calculus techniques to solve physics problems involving electro-magnetism.
  • Apply scientific methods to investigate physical concepts, principles and laws associated with electro-magnetism.
  • Perform experiments to collect quality data, analyze experimental results, and derive valid conclusions related to electro-magnetism.
  • Use computational graphing tools to build and analyze graphical representations of specific physical quantities and laws associated with electro-magnetism.
  • Identify reliable sources of information and use their content to answer conceptual questions in electro-magnetism.
  • Integrate different concepts, laws and principles into a unified frame-work and use it to explain practical applications in electro-magnetism.

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