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PHY 112: General Physics II

Course Information

Please note that exact details of the course can vary

Professor:Dr. Michael Tammaro 

Please note that one of the professors might not be teaching this course in the current semester. Please check eCampus to find out which professor is in charge for the current semester before contacting anyone above

Semester:
Credits: 3+1 (PHY112/PHY186)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PHY186 (the lab for PHY112)

Catalog Description: (3 crs.) Optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Non-calculus presentation of fundamental physics. (Lec. 3) Pre: concurrent enrollment in PHY 186. (N)

Spring 2020

Course Goals & Outcomes

The principles of physics are the basis of all modern technology, and understanding the concepts of physics and knowing how to solve physics problems is a key indicator of success in advanced study in all technical fields, including biology, medicine, and the health sciences. The purpose, then, of these courses is to give students a broad understanding of physics and a foundation in problem solving and critical thinking

Course Description

PHY112/186 is  taken by students majoring in one of the biological sciences, animal science, or kinesiology. It is also required for students preparing to apply to medical, dental, or veterinary school, and also physical therapy graduate school.

This course meets 3 times per week for lecture, once per week for lab (two hours). Separate enrollment in each is required.
Topics covered in this course include:

  • Waves
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Geometric optics
  • Physical optics.

 

Contact Information:

Please check eCampus for the professor in charge for the current semester before attempting to contact anyone below.Your inquires may be unanswered or delayed if  not sent  to the correct person.

Dr. Michael Tammaro (contactDr. Tammaro )

Dr. Andre van Tonder( contact Dr. van Tonder )

 

 

Informative Links

 Why do doctors need Physics?

http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2013/04/do-doctors-need-physics.html

 Why do medical schools require students to take physics?

http://www.quora.com/Why-do-medical-schools-require-students-to-take-physics

 

LEC: (3 crs.) Optics, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Non-calculus presentation of fundamental physics. (Lec. 3) Pre: concurrent enrollment in PHY 186. (N)

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