Syllabus Overview for HPHYSIC-452-DL Physics 2

Combined Lecture/Lab, 4 Credits

Offered: Spring

Note: The lab for this course is included; no additional registration is required.

Course Materials

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LAB KIT:  Your kit is delivered to your house. Many materials are the same as those used in onsite labs. You have 3-4 weeks to complete the labs. You have support from your instructor, lab TA and kit manufacturer. You write a report describing your findings and conclusions. You discuss your findings with peers and instructors

Topics You Will Study

  • Heat and First Law of Thermodynamics Force
  • Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Ideal Gases and other Fluids
  • Sound Waves
  • Standing Waves, Speech and Hearing
  • Optics
  • Electric Fields and Forces
  • Electric Potential
  • Current and Resistance
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Magnetism and Electrical Safety

Labs You Will Complete

  • The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Ideal Gases Law
  • Properties of Waves
  • Snell’s Law and Total Internal Reflection/Geometric Optics, Ray Tracing, and Image Formation
  • Electric Fields and Forces
  • Electric Potential
  • Resistivity and Ohm’s Law
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Magnetic Forces and Fields

General Course Activities/How to Plan  Your Time

Work is organized into modules of 1-2 weeks in length. All activities are fully asynchronous—there are no required meeting times. Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the following course learning activities into your schedule:
  • Discussions
  • Study
  • Lab and Lab Report
  • Homework
Most students dedicate 9-12 hours/week to the course.
We recommend planning several 1-2 hour study blocks throughout the week and checking into the course daily once the discussions begin.

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L). D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system requirements.

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