• Program: Physics
  • Course: College Physics II
  • Course #: PHYS2010
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

College Physics II is a second semester course in which the applications, problems, and experiments are selected to illustrate fundamental principles of physics, and demonstrate the relevance of physics to other areas of interest, such as health-related fields and engineering technology. This course focuses on wave phenomena including sound, electricity and magnetism, geometrical optics, and nuclear physics. Examples of applications will be drawn from areas such as medical imaging, human auditory system, human vision, electrical safety, and nuclear medicine. Everyday technologies and phenomena such as musical acoustics, magnetic and optical recording, home wiring, and power generation will be included.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Solve realistic physics problems related to relevant technology
Use the terminology of physics correctly
Conduct physics experiments in laboratory and field environments
Write comprehensive laboratory reports
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of physics to communication, electronics, and optical technology
Solve problems involving sound
Calculate the effects of electrostatic force
Solve problems on electric potential
Solve problems in electrical capacitance
Solve problems in DC circuits
Calculate the quantifiable effects of electromagnetism
Solve problems in AC circuits
Solve problems of electromagnetic waves
Apply the physical principles of optics to technology
Apply the principles of nuclear physics to technology

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 3
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1500 with a grade of C or better and PHYS2005 with a grade of C or better
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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