Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jan 25, 2021  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog
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PHYS 263 - General Physics III: Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics


(NSLD, GEEL)

Topics include mechanical and electromagnetic waves, geometrical and wave optics, selected topics in special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic, nuclear physics, and solid state physics, and related fields. 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 PHYS 262  or consent of department. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour discussion each week. Formerly PH 263.

4 semester hours

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

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


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