# Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE ID:
JETB-0006
Organization's ID:
PHYS102
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
115 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Physics Theory
Description

## Objective:

The course objective is to explore simple harmonic oscillators, circuits, magnetism, and optics using the classical mechanics of physics.

## Learning Outcomes:

• Identify parts of both transverse and longitudinal waves
• Calculate the period, frequency, wavelength, and velocity of a wave
• Explain induction and infer how charges will react in given situations
• Apply common physical constants to given situations
• Calculate the force between two charges and determine the direction of the electrostatic force
• Compare and contrast how charges move in insulators and conductors
• Apply the law of conservation of charge to determine the net charge of a system
• Given the electric field strength, calculate the force on a charge and apply Newton's second law
• Calculate the potential energy in a uniform electric field
• Calculate the total resistance in a circuit that has resistors in parallel
• Calculate the current in a circuit that includes resistors in both series and parallel
• Utilize Ohm's law to calculate the voltage, current, and resistance in a circuit
• Describe how capacitors work
• Calculate the capacitance of a capacitor
• Calculate the electric potential energy in a capacitor
• Calculate the total capacitance of a circuit that has capacitors in a series
• Calculate the total capacitance of a circuit that has capacitors in parallel
• Describe how a dielectric increases capacitance
• Describe how to measure volts and amps in a circuit including what tool to use and how to use it
• Describe elements of a magnet, including poles, domains, and recognizing common physical sources of magnetism
• Calculate the magnetic force on a current carrying wire
• Utilize the magnetic force to describe the centripetal motion of a particle
• Calculate the magnitude and direction of a magnetic field around a wire
• Calculate the force between two current carrying wires
• Calculate the magnetic field strength in a solenoid and identify properties of solenoids
• Calculate the electromotive force due to changing flux
• Calculate motional electromotive force
• Conceptualize how fields that coexist in the same space can be combined
• Compare and contrast electric and magnetic fields
• Calculate how different materials affect the speed of light through those materials
• Relate the focus of a mirror to its radius or curvature
• Utilize the lens maker's equation to calculate focal length of a lens
• Describe constructive and destructive interference and how they affect Young's double slit experiment
• Utilize Huygens' principle to describe how light diffracts as a wave
• Calculate the energy of a photon and describe how light acts as a particle
• Identify the progression of the electromagnetic spectrum
• Describe concepts related to lenses and how they refract light
• Describe concepts related to electromagnetic wave composition
• Calculate the magnitude and direction of the restoring force of a spring
• Describe the motion of a simple harmonic oscillator
• Calculate the oscillation frequency of a spring
• Calculate the period of a simple harmonic oscillator
• Calculate angular frequency in pendulums
• Compare and contrast transverse and longitudinal waves
• Calculate charge density on a given surface
• Given a charge, pair of charges, or two infinite plates, determine the direction and magnitude of the electric field
• Given a situation involving charging, identify if it is an example of conduction or induction, as well as calculate the net charges of the elements involved
• Describe how charges move in a simple circuit
• Contrast the difference between voltage and current
• Calculate the magnitude of the current in a simple circuit
• Describe how length and area affect a resistor
• Calculate the total resistance and resistivity in a circuit
• Calculate the total resistance in a circuit that has resistors in a series
• Detail how to make a magnet from ferromagnetic material
• Describe what an electromagnet is
• Calculate the magnitude and direction of magnetic force on a charged particle
• Identify common features of flux
• Use Snell's law to relate the angle of refraction and the index of refraction
• Recognize the relationship between the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection
• Calculate the magnification from a mirror or lens
• Relate the focus of a mirror or lens to the distance from the object and the distance from the image
• Calculate the intensity of an electromagnetic wave given electric field strength
• Describe concepts related to mirrors and how they reflect light

## General Topics:

• Simple harmonic oscillators and electrostatics
• Circuits
• Magnetism
• Optics
Instruction & Assessment

## Instructional Strategies:

• Audio Visual Materials
• Computer Based Training
• Practical Exercises

• Examinations
• Quizzes

## Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

(JETB-0003)