SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 5:12:00 PMPHYS 21 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Inactive 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 Scheduled08 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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This is a continuation of Phys 20. This course covers electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics.

Course Completion of PHYS 20 and Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 21L

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is a continuation of Phys 20. This course covers electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PHYS 20 and Concurrent Enrollment in PHYS 21L
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceSpring 1982
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesSpring 1982
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Apply physics principles and laws to analyze and solve problems related to electricity,
    magnetism, light, and optics through critical thinking, problem solving, mathematical
    modeling, and laboratory experimentation.
2.  Compare and contrast elements of classical and modern physics.
3.  Collect and analyze experimental data related to principles of physics, including appropriate
    use of units and significant figures.

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Students 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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I.  Electrostatics and Fields
     A. Electric charges and field lines
     B. Coulomb's law
    C. Gauss' Law
II.  Electric Potential
     A. Potential difference in a uniform electric field
     B. Electric potential of point charges
III.  DC Circuits
     A. Batteries and EMF
     B. Resistors in series and parallel
    C. Resistivity
     D. Kirchhoff's rules
    E. Capacitors
     F. RC circuits
IV.  Magnetic Forces and Fields
     A. Magnetic force on a moving charge
     B. Magnetic force on a current carrying conductor
     C. Torque on a current loop in a uniform magnetic field
     D. Ampere's law
V.  Electromagnetic Induction
    A. Faraday's law
    B. Lenz's law
    C. Inductance and transformers
VI.  AC Circuits
    A. Capacitors and inductors in AC circuits
    B. RLC circuits
    C. Resonance
VII.  Electromagnetic Waves
    A. Properties of waves: speed, wavelength, frequency
    B. Energy and electromagnetic waves
     C. Doppler effect and electromagnetic waves
VIII.  Geometric Optics
     A. Nature of light
     B. Reflection and refraction of light
     C. Total internal reflection
IX.  Lenses, mirrors, and optical instruments
    A. Plane and spherical mirrors
    B. Lenses and image formation
    C. Applications
X. Wave optics and Polarization of Light
    A. Interference
    B. Diffraction
    C. Polarization
XI. Special Relativity
    A. Postulates of special relativity
    B. Time dilation
    C. Length contraction
    D. Equivalence of mass and energy
XII. Quantum Physics
    A. Wave-particle duality
    B. Blackbody radiation
    C. Photoelectric effect
    D. Wave nature of matter
XIII. Atomic Physics and the Emission of Light
    A. Bohr model of the atom and line spectra
    B. Rutherford scattering
    C. Quantum mechanical picture of the atom
XIV. Nuclear Physics
    A. Nuclear structure
    B. Radioactive decay and dating
    C. Radiation detectors

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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, 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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Physics. 11th ed. Cutnell, John and Johnson, Kenneth and Young, David and Stadler, Shane. Wiley. 2018
College Physics: A Strategic Approach. 4th ed. Knight, Randall and Jones, Brian and Field, Stuart.. Pearson. 2018
Essentials of College Physics, Serway, Raymond and Vuille, Chris. Cengage Learning. 2007 (Classic)

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