SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2024 10:53:17 AMPHYS 21 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 21Title:  GENERAL PHYSICS PART II  
Full Title:  General Physics Lecture Part II
Last Reviewed:4/22/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PHYS 2B

Catalog Description:
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Electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics.

Course Completion of PHYS 20

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PHYS 20
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1982
Natural Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceSpring 1982
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesSpring 1982
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:Fall 2021
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:Fall 2021
 CID Descriptor: PHYS 100S Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics: AB SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS20 AND PHYS20L AND PHYS21 AND PHYS21L OR PHYS20A AND PHYS20B
 CID Descriptor: PHYS 110 Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics B SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS21 AND PHYS21L OR PHYS20B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Analyze electric fields and potentials.
2. Relate capacitors to electrostatics.
3. Analyze alternating and direct current (AC and DC) circuits.
4. Describe magnetism in relation to electric current and calculate the force on a moving charge.
5. Solve problems related to Faraday's  law of induction.
6. Explain the concepts related to geometric optics and optical systems.
7. Apply the concept of wave interference to explain interference patterns.
8. Describe the concepts of special relativity.
9. Explain various concepts related to atomic/nuclear and quantum physics.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Electrostatics and fields
2.  Electric potential
3.  DC circuits
4.  Capacitors
5.  Resistivity
6.  Magnetism and Ampere's law
7.  Faraday's and Lenz's laws
8.  AC circuits
9.  Electromagnetic waves
10.  Geometric optics
11.  Lenses, mirrors, and optical instruments
12. Wave optics and polarization of light
13. Special relativity
14. Quantum physics
15. Atomic physics and the emission of light
16. Nuclear physics

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1. Homework problem sets (12 - 20)
2. Quizzes (0 - 15)
3. Exams (3 - 5)
4. Final exam
5. Reading 20-40 pages per week

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 35%
Homework problem sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
65 - 85%
Quizzes, multiple-choice and problem-solving exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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 Essentials of College Physics by Serway/Vuille, Thomson-Brooks/Cole, 2007 (classic)
Physics by Cutnell and Johnson, 9th edition, Wiley, 2012
College Physics: A Strategic Approach by Knight, Jones, & Field, 3rd Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2014

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