The second in a three-quarter calculus-based sequence in introductory physics intended for students majoring in science or engineering. Course content includes waves, optics, thermodynamics, and may include a unit on gravitation.

### Prerequisites

Quarters Offered

Winter

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

- Apply problem-solving techniques learned in Engineering Physics I (PHYS& 221) to gravitation, simple harmonic motion, pendulum motion, waves, geometric optics, physical optics, and elementary thermodynamics.
- Apply conservation of energy principles to simple harmonic motion and pendulum motion.
- Apply the mathematical equations of periodic waves to sound waves and waves on strings.
- Apply the mathematical equations of geometric optics to simple situations involving mirrors, thin lenses, and refracting surfaces.
- Apply the mathematical equations of physical optics to multiple-source interference, thin-film interference, and diffraction.
- Analyze situations involving thermal expansion, calorimetry, and heat transfer.
- Use the ideal gas law to solve simple problems and analyze systems.
- Perform simple calculations employing the kinetic-molecular model of an ideal gas.
- Apply the first law of thermodynamics to elementary situations.
- (If time permits) Apply the second law of thermodynamics to elementary situations.
- Present clearly explained problem solutions.
- Present experimental results in clearly written laboratory reports.

Institutional Outcomes

IO2

**Quantitative Reasoning:**Students will be able to reason mathematically.Course Content Outline

- Gravitation

Newton’s law of gravitation

Weight

Gravitational potential energy

The motion of satellites

Kepler’s laws

Spherical mass distributions

Apparent weight and Earth’s rotation - Oscillations and Waves

Simple harmonic motion

Displacement, velocity and acceleration in simple harmonic motion

Energy in simple harmonic motion

Pendulum motion

(Optional) Damped and forced oscillations

Periodic waves

Sinusoidal waves

Wave speeds and energies

Superposition and interference

Standing waves and normal modes of oscillation

Sound waves

(Optional) Sound intensity

Standing sound waves and normal modes

Beats

The Doppler effect - Optics

The nature of light

Reflection and refraction

Dispersion

Total internal reflection

Polarization

Huygen’s principle

Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces

Thin lenses

(Optional) Cameras, telescopes, microscopes, magnifiers, the eye

Constructive and destructive interference

Two-source interference and intensity in interference patterns

Thin-film interference

(Optional) The Michelson interferometer

Single-slit diffraction

Multiple-slit diffraction and the diffraction grating

(Optional) X-Ray diffraction

Circular aperture diffraction and resolving power - Thermodynamics

Temperature

Thermal expansion

Heat and calorimetry

Heat transfer

The ideal gas law

Kinetic-molecular theory of gases

First law of thermodynamics

Second law of thermodynamics

Department Guidelines

Exams and Quizzes 50-60% Homework 20-30% Laboratory Reports 20%

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.