Aug 17, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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PHYS 2052 - General Physics


Classical physics with calculus and vectors. Topics include: electrostatics: conductors and insulators, Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s Law, electric field and potential, capacitance, energy storage in an electric field; electric current: current flow in materials, circuits with batteries, resistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes; magnetism and magnetic fields: magnetic forces on moving charges and current carrying conductors, magnetic fields produced by electric currents and moving charges, electric induction including Faraday’s Law, Lens’s Law, and induced electric fields, transformers; properties of electromagnetic waves: transmission, detection, reflection, refraction, polarization; Optics: images formed by plane mirrors, spherical mirrors, and thin lenses; Interference of light: Young’s Double Slit interference, Thin Film Interference, Diffraction by single and multiple slits.

Requisites: (MATH 2301 or 263A or 263B or 266A or 266B) and (PHYS 2051 or 2054 and 2055)
Credit Hours: 5
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Natural World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 recitation, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to apply Kirchhoff’s circuit laws to single and two loop circuits in the solution of problems.
  • Students will be able to reliably record data in laboratory notebooks and be able to present data in graphical and tabular form, appropriately annotated with labels, legend, titles, units, etc.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving Coulomb’s and Gauss’s laws of electrostatics.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving properties of electrically charged particles, and the properties of insulators and conductors.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving the addition of waves including the interference of waves; the beating of waves; and the properties of standing waves.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving the transient response of resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving electric potential, electric capacitors, and the energy stored in an electric field.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving magnetism and magnetic fields; electromagnetic induction, and electromagnetic waves.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving the reflection and refraction of light waves, geometric optics, interference, and diffraction light.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate methods of solving problems, including use of calculus, provide all the steps necessary for their solutions, and cite the relevant physical principles.
  • Students will be able to describe how scientific hypothesis and theories are established and tested, and the historical context of their development.
  • Students will be able to write a technical report, including drafts, on one laboratory experiment.
  • Students will be able to state and test hypotheses as part of the laboratory excercises.



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