Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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PHYS 2002 - Introduction to Physics

Continuation of PHYS 2001. Second course in physics; open to students from all areas. Students should have a background in algebra, trigonometry and geometry, but no calculus required. Recommended for students in liberal arts, engineering technology, geological sciences, and applied health professions. Includes electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, light, relativity, quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

Requisites: (PHYS 2001 or 2051 or 2051H) and WARNING: not PHYS 2052 or 2301
Credit Hours: 4
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, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences, TAG course: OSC015 Gen Phys II (Algebra)
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:  

  • Students will be able to explain basic terminology, concepts and methods of physics.
  • Students will be able to communicate a broad knowledge of the physical principles that describe and contribute to the world around us.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate how algebra, trigonometry and geometry are used to represent the world mathematically and how they are used to model physical processes.
  • Students will be able to analyze multiple-concept problems, appropriately determining the concepts and approaches needed for each aspect of the problem and separating pertinent information from extraneous information.
  • Students will be able to describe how analyses of more complex systems are treated by physics as an application of basic laws.
  • Students will be able to apply scientific methods of inquiry to gather and analyze data, draw evidence-based conclusions, and present data in graphical and tabular form with proper annotation.
  • Students will be able to explain how experimental data supports scientific arguments in a logical fashion.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate methods of solving problem, provide all the steps necessary for their solutions, and cite the relevant physical principles.
  • Students will be able to explain how scientific hypotheses and theories are established and tested and the historical context of their development.
  • Students will be able to systematically and methodically analyze assumptions and carefully evaluate the relevance of contexts when addressing a wide range of physical situations and physics problems.
  • Students will be able to state a hypothesis that is thoughtful, recognizes complexities and acknowledges limitations in the context of physical experiments.
  • Students will be able to state conclusions, make predictions and state sources of error logically and in a priority order when addressing physical experiments.

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