University Physics II - PHY 242 at Virginia Western Community College

Effective: 2022-05-01

Course Description

Covers waves, electromagnetism and optics. Includes mechanical waves and sound, electrostatics, Ohm's law and DC circuits, magnetic forces and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, AC circuits, ray optics, and wave optics. Part II of II. This is a UCGS transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

PHY 242 is the second semester of a two-semester calculus-based introductory physics with laboratory sequence. It provides the student with a broad understanding of the general concepts and principles of the physical universe, and prepares the student for advanced study in physical sciences and engineering through development of skills in problem solving, critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, and an understanding of the methods of scientific inquiry and experiments.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PHY 241 with a grade of C or better and MTH 264 with a grade of C or better.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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