 Basic Course Information
 Course Description: Principles of physics for science, computer science, and engineering majors, using calculus, involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. Laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles covered involving the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics; experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports.
 Any required prerequisites: Students must make a C or better in Physics 2425 (University Physics I) and Math 2414 (Calculus II).
 Online course content is administered through the college’s learning management system (LMS), Moodle, also called eCampus. A link to eCampus can be found on my.wtc.edu and to Moodle (the big M with a graduation cap) on the college’s home page, www.wtc.edu.
 Student Learning Outcomes
 Articulate the fundamental concepts of electricity and electromagnetism, including electrostatic potential energy, electrostatic potential, potential difference, magnetic field, induction, and Maxwell's Laws.
 State the general nature of electrical forces and electrical charges, and their relationship to electrical current.
 Solve problems involving the interrelationship of electrical charges, electrical forces, and electrical fields.
 Apply Kirchhoff's Laws to analysis of circuits with potential sources, capacitance, and resistance, including parallel and series capacitance and resistance.
 Calculate the force on a charged particle between the plates of a parallelplate capacitor.
 Apply Ohm’s law to the solution of problems.
 Describe the effects of static charge on nearby materials in terms of Coulomb's Law.
 Use Faraday's and Lenz's laws to find the electromotive forces.
 Describe the components of a wave and relate those components to mechanical vibrations, sound, and decibel level.
 Articulate the principles of reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference and superposition of waves.
 Solve realworld problems involving optics, lenses, and mirrors.
 Prepare laboratory reports that clearly communicate experimental information in a logical and scientific manner.
 Conduct basic laboratory experiments involving electricity and magnetism.
 Relate physical observations and measurements involving electricity and magnetism to theoretical principles.
 Evaluate the accuracy of physical measurements and the potential sources of error in the measurements.
 Design fundamental experiments involving principles of electricity and magnetism.
 Identify appropriate sources of information for conducting laboratory experiments involving electricity and magnetism.
 Testing Requirements – Online Students Only
 Students are required to have their midterm and final proctored by an approved proctoring organization.
 Students are allowed to use their book, notes and calculator while testing. Students are NOT allowed to use cell phones or access the internet during the exam.
 Major Course Requirements
 There will be 3 major chapter exams.
 There will be a comprehensive final exam.
 Grading System
 See the First Day Handout for the percentages of the average in this course
and the letter grade breakdown for the final grade.
 Information on Books and Other Course Materials
 Book:
 Dr. Lu’s Class: Online access required  University Physics (ebook) with Master Access, 13th 14th edition, Volume 1, Young and Freeman ISBN 0321733382. 9780133978216. Additional textbook is optional. ISBN 9780321973610.
 All Other Instructor Classes: University Physics 14th edition, Volume 1, Young and Freeman ISBN 9780321973610. Since the homework will come from WebAssign, in order to save money, older editions of the text are acceptable. WebAssign will be REQUIRED (this will require a credit card ~$30.00) to www.webassign.net
 LabPaq kit will be REQUIRED You will need to purchase a LabPaq kit from the WTC Bookstore or HandsOn Labs, www.LabPaq.com. LP2236PK01, Code: PK2
 Calculators: Required.
 Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
 Campus Calendar
 Final Exam schedule
 How to drop a class
 Withdrawal information
 Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
 Class Attendance
 Students with disabilities.
 Topics for this course
 ELECTROMAGNENTSM
 Electric Charges and Electric Fields
 Guass’s Law
 Electric Potential
 Capacitance and Dielectrics
 Current, Resistance and Electromotive Force
 DirectCurrent Circuits
 Magnetic Field and Magnetic Forces
 Sources of Magnetic Field
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Inductance
 Alternating Current
 Electromagnetic Waves
 OPTICS
 Nature and Propagation of Light
 Geometric Optics
 Interference
 Diffraction
Last Modified:
August 24, 2017
