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PY (Physics)
209
019026
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
Physics Engr II Lab
College of Sciences
Physics (17PY)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2014
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Various Faculty
all ranks

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory100025Yesn/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Pre-requisite: PY 205 with grade of C- or better, MA 241 with grade of C- or better, PY 206 with grade of C- or better. Co-requisite: PY 208. ADD BOTH PY 208 and PY 209 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
n/asee attachedRequired
Laboratory course to accompany the PY 208 lecture course. A calculus-based study of electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics.

This submission brings the courseleaf record up to date with the most recent (approved) course action for PY209.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Natural Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
By the end of the course, students will be able to describe electromagnetic concepts and represent the electromagnetic phenomena and fields mathematically.
 
 
An example of this found in the Laboratory Activity "Magnetic Field of Current-Carrying Wires" a copy of with is appended. Students submit their work on WebAssign. A question from the laboratory is appended.
 
 
By the end of the course, 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 block of various materials.
 
 
An example of this is found in the Laboratory Activity "Index of Refraction and Simple Lenses" a copy of which is appended. Students submit their work on WebAssign. A question from the laboratory is appended.
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
n/a
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
n/a
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Pre-requisite: PY 205 with grade of C- or better, MA 241 with grade of C- or better, PY 206 with grade of C- or better. Co-requisite: PY 208. ADD BOTH PY 208 and PY 209 TO YOUR SHOPPING CART AND THEN ENROLL SIMULTANEOUSLY
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
n/a
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
See course syllabus.
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See course syllabus.
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
See course syllabus.
See course syllabus.

As a student in this course, you can expect to gain laboratory experience in the measurement of physical quantities. 


Student Learning Outcomes

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.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Lab assignments100n/a
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Group Roles Review3 hoursCharges on Tape Laboratory Investigation
Introduction/Review of VPython3 hours Electric Field of a Point Charge Laboratory Investigation
VPython Activity: Electric Field of a Uniformly Charged Rod 3 hoursWhite Board Problems on Electric Fields
Potential Difference Laboratory Investigation3 hours
Magnetic Fields Laboratory Investigation3 hours
Magnetic Dipoles Laboratory Investigation3 hours
Circuit Energy and Capacitors Laboratory Investigation 3 hours
Magnetic Forces Laboratory Investigation3 hours
Gauss' Law Laboratory Investigation3 hours
Faraday's Law Laboratory Investigation3 hours
Optics and Radiation Laboratory Investigation3 hours
Laboratory Investigation TBD3 hours
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