This course is a corequisite for the PY 208, Physics for Engineers and Scientists II, course and supports the learning objectives for that course.
In the laboratory students will learn to use the methods and processes of science in testing hypotheses, solving problems, and making decisions.
Students will learn to describe electromagnetic concepts and represent the electromagnetic phenomena and fields mathematically.
Students will be able to investigate and analyze current through various types of circuits, such as those which include resistors and capacitors.
Students will be able to analyze the relationship among potential difference, current, resistance, and capacitance within a circuit. Additionally, students will determine the relationship between electric and magnetic fields.
Students will also be able to analyze the resulting light rays that are produced by basic systems of optical components, such as lenses, mirrors and blocks of various materials.
Student will demonstrate these abilities through their written laboratory reports and observed performance in the laboratory sessions.