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Course Descriptions

PHY 261 - University Physics II

4 Credits

An introduction to electric and magnetic fields. Topics include Coulomb's, Gauss's, Biot-Savart, Ampere's, Faraday's Laws, Maxwell's Equations, and general properties of light.

Prerequisite(s): PHY 161 with a grade of C or higher and MTH 211 with a grade of C or higher.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-QL - Quantitative Literacy (MQL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Solve for the net electric field from two or more discrete charges.
2. Solve for the electric field from a continuous charge distribution using calculus.
3. Solve for the net magnetic field from current-carrying wires.
4. Solve for the trajectory of a charged particle moving in a magnetic field.
5. Solve a 2-step electromagnetic induction problem using calculus.
6. Solve for the time response of a resistor and capacitor circuit.
7. Solve a 2-step electromagnetic waves problem using algebra.
8. Solve a double-slit interference problem.
9. Demonstrate competency with complex lab instruments.
10. Differentiate between good and bad data.
11. Evaluate data using error analysis.
12. Write a hypothesis for a laboratory experiment.
13. Draw a conclusion from a laboratory experiment and rewrite a hypothesis, if necessary.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023