SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 10:26:42 AMPHYS 21L Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYS 21LTitle:  GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II  
Full Title:  General Physics Lab Part II
Last Reviewed:2/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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 3B

Catalog Description:
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Lab experiments to accompany Physics 21.

Course Completion of PHYS 20L; AND Course Completion or Current Enrollment in PHYS 21

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lab experiments to accompany Physics 21.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PHYS 20L; AND Course Completion or Current Enrollment in PHYS 21
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B3Laboratory ActivitySpring 1982Fall 2021
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5CFulfills Lab RequirementFall 1981Fall 2021
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
 CID Descriptor: PHYS 110 Algebra/Trigonometry-Based Physics B SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHYS21 AND PHYS21L

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Collect and analyze experimental data related to alternating current (AC) and
    direct current (DC) circuits, magnetism, optical instruments, gas spectra and radioactivity.
2.  Plot, curve fit, and interpret the data using spreadsheet software.

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Students will be able to:
1. Explain concepts of electric charge, current, resistance, potential difference and EMF.
2. Construct and analyze DC and AC circuits containing various combinations of resistance, coils and capacitors.
3. Measure voltages and currents using a digital multimeters and/or oscilloscopes.
4. Measure magnetic fields and determine the direction of currents induced by changing magnetic fields.
5. Explain concepts involving the formation of images by pin holes, mirrors and lenses.
6. Construct a microscope and telescope and explain their operation.
7. Determine the wavelength of light from a gas discharge tube using a spectroscope.
8. Measure the activity of a radioactive source.

Topics and Scope
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Topics covered include:
1.   Electrostatics
2.   Current, resistance, voltage, EMF
3.   Resistors in series and parallel
4.   Magnetic fields
5.   Electromagnetic induction and transformers
6.   Inductance, capacitance and resonance
7.   Images formation
8.   Microscopes and telescopes
9.   Analysis of light by a spectroscope
10. Radioactive decay and the inverse square law of radiation

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1. Laboratory experiments and reports (12 - 16)
2. Quizzes (0 - 10)
3. Final exam

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
60 - 90%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
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
10 - 40%
Quizzes and final exam
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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Instructor prepared lab manual

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