The course is a non-calculus treatment of physics dealing with topics in classical and modern physics. It is intended for students in some of the two-year technical programs offered at NVCC and also for pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental, Liberal Arts and pre-teaching non-science majors, thus satisfying the requirement for laboratory science at many four-year institutions.
PHY 201 .
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Identify which physics principles and concepts are applicable to a given problem
- Execute the necessary steps in order to obtain a solution to physics problems
- Apply critical thinking to their respective occupational field and day-to-day life
- Collect, record, and interpret experimental data and obtain meaningful results
- Communicate effectively on physics-related issues.
- Electrostatics: Coulomb’s law, electric field, electric potential, and electric potential energy, capacitors,
- Electric currents: Ohm’s law, DC circuits, Kirchhoff’s Rules
- Magnetism: magnetic force and magnetic field
- Electromagnetic Induction: Faraday’s Law, Induced voltage, Inductance, AC circuits
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Geometric optics: Snell’s Law, lenses and mirrors, optical instruments
- Wave Optics: Interference and diffraction, Young’s Double Slit experiment
- Quantum physics
- Atomic physics
- Nuclear physics and Radioactivity