PHYS 1402 Syllabus - College Physics II
Instructor of Record: John L. McClain, Ph.D.
Office Location: MBS 1153
Office Phone: 254.298.8406
Office Hours: posted on office door
Mailing Address: 2600 South First Street, Temple, Tx 76504

Course Description:
Algebra-level physics sequence, with laboratories, that includes study of mechanics, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Recent developments and discoveries will be emphasized.
State Approval Code: 40.0801.53 03
Lab Hours per Week: 3
Lecture Hours per week: 3

Core Curriculum: State Criteria
Basic Intellectual Competencies: Those marked with a reflect the State-mandated competencies taught in this course.
Critical Thinking
Computer Literacy
Perspectives: Those marked with a reflect the State-mandated perspectives taught in this course.
Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
Recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.
Develop a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.
Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.
Natural Sciences Exemplary Objectives: The objective of the study of a natural sciences component of a core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand the bases for building and testing theories. Those marked with a reflect the State-mandated perspectives taught in this course.
1.To understand and apply method and appropriate technology to the study of natural sciences.
2.To recognize scientific and quantitative methods and the differences between these approaches and other methods of inquiry and to communicate findings, analysis, and interpretation both orally and in writing.
3.To identify and recognize the differences among competing scientific theories.
4.To demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and problems facing modern science, including issues that touch upon ethics, values and public policies.
5.To demonstrate knowledge of the interdependence of science and technology and their influence on, and contribution to, modern culture.

Course Objectives
Successful completion of this course will promote the general student learning outcomes listed below. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able:
1.To become acquainted with the basic fundamental physical laws and principles which govern and give meaning to our universe.
2.To develop an understanding of scientific methods and the evolution of scientific thought.
3.To explain physical phenomena in proper, clear, technical terms.
4.To correctly identify basic physical principles and specify the procedural knowledge to arrive at a solution for some desired unknown, when presented with problem situations.
5.To demonstrate mathematical skills necessary to carry an argument from the "givens" to the "to finds" alluded in (4) above.
6.To develop laboratory techniques of experimenting, measuring, data evaluation, presentation of results, and drawing inferences from these results.
Successful completion of this course will promote the specific student learning outcomes listed below. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able:
1. To be able to use both conceptual and numerical techniques to solve physics problems.
2. To understand and use the general ideas of geometric optics.
3. To understand and use the general ideas of electrostatics.
4. To understand and use the general ideas of electrical circuits.
5. To understand and use the general ideas of modern physics.
6. To understand and use the general ideas associated with light.
7. To understand and use the general ideas of electrodynamics.
8. To understand and use the general ideas of relativity.
9. To understand and use the general ideas of the theory of the atom.
10. To understand and use various sensors and measuring devices in the laboratory.
11. To be able to express verbally and/or orally ideas observed and/or measured in the laboratory.

Course Content
This course convers the following topics:
 •   Be able to do simple ray tracing which includes reflection and refraction.
 • Be familiar with the definition of index of refraction and speed of light.
 • Recognize Snellís law and critical angle situations.
 • Be able to locate and discuss the image formed by one or more thin lens (using the light rays and the lens equation).
 • Know the sign convention for p, q, and f, and the sign of the image for thin lenses.
 • Be able to locate and discuss the image formed by converging and diverging mirrors.
 • Know the sign convention for p, q, and f, and the sign of the image for converging and diverging mirrors.
 • Measurement of f experimentally.
 • Be familiar with diffraction.
 • Be able to use the thin film interference and applications.
 • Discuss the characteristics of polarized light and ways to produce polarization.
 • Discuss how geometric optics applies to the human eye.
 •   Discuss how bodies can be electrified.
 • Properties of conductors and insulators.
 • Discuss the conservation of electric charge.
 • Be able to apply Coulombís Law between two charges.
 • Be able to calculate the net force on a charge due to several point charges.
 • Discuss the definition of an E field.
 • Be able to compute the E field due to a point charge or several point charges.
 • Discuss electrostatic potential energy.
 • Identify electrostatic potential and potential difference.
 • Recognize charge distribution vs. curvature of a surface.
 •   Discuss the definition of capacitance.
 • Be able to perform the addition of capacitors in series and parallel.
 • Understand energy storage in a capacitor and the benefits of a dielectric.
 • Be able to perform the analysis of simple capacitor network.
 • Recognize and apply Ohmís Law and the power rating for a resistor.
 • Discuss the physical parameters that govern electrical resistance.
 • Apply parallel and series network reduction to simplify and solve resistive networks.
 • Sketch or recognize the schematic for a voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter.
 •   Identify the magnetic momentóits definition and hand rule for direction.
 • Identify the magnetic force on a wire carrying current in an external field (magnitude and direction).
 • Be able to calculate the force on a charged particle in a magnetic field; sketch path also.
 • Identify the magnitude and direction of magnetic field around a wire carrying current.
 • Discuss magnetostatics, analogous to Coulombís Law for electrostatics.
 • Discuss Faradayís Law: magnetic flux and electromagnetic induction.
 • Recognize Lenzís Law, polarity of induced EMF.
 • Discuss alternating circuits, inductors, and applications.
 • Discuss how electromagnetic waves are produced.
 • Identify various aspects of the electromagnetic spectrum.
 •   Identify which physical parameters are relativistic.
 • Recognize in what ways relativistic effects affect these parameters.
 • Discuss general and special theory of relativity.
 • Discuss the phenomena that gave birth to quantum mechanics.
 • Discuss the Photoelectric effect, particle/wave duality of light and matter, and Comptonís scattering.
 • Discuss emission and absorption spectra.
 • Recognize Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and discuss laser applications.
 • Discuss nuclear fusion and fission, atomic stability and radioactivity.
 • Discuss the Uncertainty principle and basic ideas in quantum mechanics.
 •   Be able to use a computer to acquire data, display data, and to do data analysis.
 • Use a variety of sensors and measuring instruments to measure physical quantities.
 • Make measurements in kinematics, force, momentum-impulse, two-dimensional motion, work-energy, rotational motion, and others.
 • Write laboratory summaries and/or reports based on measurements, observations, calculations, and/or analysis.

Methods of Instruction and Course Format
The delivery of material for this course may be accomplished by but is not limited to the following methodologies:
 •  Collaboration
 • Current events
 • Demonstrations
 • Discussion
 • Field trips
 • Internet
 • Lecture
 • Outside and inside lab activities
 • Readings
 • Television
 • Tutorials
 • Video

Measured Learning Outcomes
The following is a list of the learning outcomes that are measured via MasteringPhysics assignments.
 •  Apply Kirchhoff's junction rule and loop rule to write equations for a circuit.
 • Apply the exclusion principle to determine the electron configuration of elements in the periodic table.
 • Apply the Heisenberg uncertainty principle to an object.
 • Apply the right-hand-rule and the law of Biot-Savart to calculate the magnitude and direction of a magnetic field.
 • Calculate the electric potential at a given point produced by two or more point charges or by arbitrary charge distributions, or calculate the potential difference between two points.
 • Calculate the energy of bound nucleons.
 • Calculate the net magnetic field vector at a point.
 • Calculate the number of electrons on an object, or the number of electrons gained or lost when the charge on an object changes.
 • Calculate the velocity of an object in different reference frames.
 • Calculate the work done by an electric field on a charge that passes through a given potential difference.
 • Compare diffraction patterns produced by single and double slits and diffraction gratings.
 • Compare results of classical mechanics and relativity.
 • Compare the resistances of resistors of the same resistivity but of different lengths and diameters.
 • Compare the separate reactances of an inductor and a capacitor to the total reactance an AC circuit.
 • Correlate an atomic absorption or emission spectrum and the corresponding energies.
 • Define angles of incidence and refraction, and relate Snell's law to them.
 • Demonstrate the ability to solve multiconcept problems of significant difficulty.
 • Describe and compare the different regions of the EM spectrum in terms of wavelength, frequency, and speed; state how they are used by technology. State the range of wavelengths in the visible light region.
 • Describe how charge moves in a conductor under certain conditions.
 • Describe how the emf of a battery changes the potential energy of electrons and the potential energy of conventional charge carriers in a circuit.
 • Describe the behavior of the rms current and voltage in a resistor, capacitor, and inductor in an AC circuit for a given angular frequency.
 • Describe the construction of a microscope or telescope, how the final image is formed, and how to calculate its magnification.
 • Describe the direction of electric field lines near a point charge.
 • Describe the electric and magnetic fields in an EM wave, and relate them to the direction of wave propagation and to its other physical properties.
 • Describe the electric field lines produced by a charged parallel-plate capacitor and relate the field to the potentials of the plates.
 • Describe the following relationships in a transformer: (a) between the primary and secondary voltage and (b) between the primary and secondary current.
 • Describe the general time-dependent behavior of charge on the capacitor of a resistor + capacitor circuit when the capacitor is charging and when it is discharging.
 • Describe the key components of the Bohr model, including discrete stable electron orbits and the relationship of the principal quantum number, to properties of the energy levels.
 • Describe the limits of classical physics in explaining the behavior of photoelectrons.
 • Describe the make-up of step-up and step-down transformers.
 • Describe the pattern produced by diffraction through a circular aperture.
 • Describe the relationship between electric potential and electric potential energy.
 • Describe the relationship of wavefronts and rays for the case of a beam light consisting of parallel rays and for light emanating from a point source.
 • Determine at a given point the magnitude and direction of the net electric field produced by one or more charges, or a continuous distribution of charge.
 • Determine that electric charge is conserved.
 • Determine the correct number of significant figures in a problem.
 • Determine the effects of radiation on biological material.
 • Determine the focal length, or power, of a corrective lens for a human eye.
 • Discuss the properties of charge and voltage for capacitors in series and in parallel.
 • Discuss the properties of current and voltage for resistors in series and in parallel.
 • Explain how to reduce step-by-step a network of resistors or capacitors in series and parallel to simpler equivalent networks.
 • Explain what determines the amount of power a battery supplies to a circuit.
 • Global: Communicate effectively in writing.
 • Global: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of scientific inquiry.
 • Global: Demonstrate the ability to make connections between concepts across physics.
 • Global: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and employ critical thinking skills.
 • Global: Demonstrate the quantitative skills needed to succeed in Introductory Physics.
 • Global: Read and interpret graphs and data.
 • Identify key concepts related to the photoelectric effect, such as the threshold frequency, stopping potential, and quantization of the photon.
 • Identify qualitatively the relative locations of an object and its image formed by a single lens or mirror and whether the image is real or virtual, and upright or inverted.
 • Indicate the directions of the individual forces that several charges exert on a given charge.
 • Interpret the quantum numbers of an atomic state.
 • Relate a verbal statement of a problem to a mathematical statement of a problem.
 • Relate a visual description of a problem (a simplified diagram or graph) to a verbal description of the problem.
 • Relate an object's average velocity to its displacement and the associated time interval.
 • Relate the angle of incidence to the angle of reflection.
 • Relate the angular momentum of an atom to the quantum numbers.
 • Relate the apparent depth of an image to the properties of the material.
 • Relate the blackbody radiation to the temperature of the object.
 • Relate the capacitance of a capacitor to the change in charge and change in voltage.
 • Relate the capacitance of a parallel-plate capacitor to the area and plate separation of the capacitor and the dielectric constant of the material between the plates.
 • Relate the centripetal magnetic force acting on a charge to the motion of the charge traveling in a circle, as in a cyclotron.
 • Relate the change in magnetic flux through a loop to (a) the magnitude of the EMF or (b) the current induced in the loop.
 • Relate the current, resistance, and voltage in a circuit containing a battery to one another.
 • Relate the decay products of a radioactive decay process to the isotopes involved in the process.
 • Relate the difference in electric potential between two points to the electric field.
 • Relate the direction of equipotential surfaces to the electric field lines within a region of space.
 • Relate the double-slit interference pattern to changes in the spacing or size of the slits, distance from the slits to the screen, order or angle of the fringe, and/or the wavelength or frequency of light.
 • Relate the electric and magnetic field amplitudes of an EM wave to its intensity and energy density.
 • Relate the electric field between the plates of a parallel-plate capacitor to the potentials of the plates.
 • Relate the emf induced in an inductor to the properties of the inductor and to the current in the circuit.
 • Relate the energy levels of a particle in a box to the dimensions of the box.
 • Relate the energy or wavelength of photons absorbed or emitted during transitions between two atomic energy levels to the properties of the energy levels.
 • Relate the energy stored in a capacitor to the charge, potential, and or capacitance of the capacitor.
 • Relate the energy, momentum, and wavelength of a photon.
 • Relate the equivalent capacitance to the individual capacitance of capacitors in series or in parallel.
 • Relate the equivalent resistance to the individual resistances of resistors in series and in parallel.
 • Relate the final speed of a charge to the potential difference the charge passed through.
 • Relate the half-life of a radioactive element to rate of decay of the element.
 • Relate the index of refraction of a medium to the speed of light and to the frequency and wavelength of light in the medium.
 • Relate the inteference pattern resulting from single-slit diffraction to the slit width, distance between the screen and slit, wavelength of light, order of the fringe, and/or angle of the fringe..
 • Relate the interference pattern resulting from a diffraction grating to the number of lines on the grating, spacing between the lines, order of the fringes, angle of the fringe, and/or wavelength of light
 • Relate the lateral magnification to object/image positions, and if applicable, to the indices of refraction.
 • Relate the magnetic flux through a given plane surface to the direction and magnitude of the magnetic field.
 • Relate the magnitude and direction of the force that one or more charges exert on a given charge to the location of and amount of charge on all charges.
 • Relate the magnitude and direction of the magnetic force on (a) a moving charged particle or (b) a current-carrying wire in a magnetic field.
 • Relate the magnitudes of the electric and magnetic fields in an electromagnetic wave.
 • Relate the momentum and wavelength of a particle using the de Broglie wavelength equation.
 • Relate the number of photons emitted per second by a source to the power of the source.
 • Relate the phase difference at a given point of two waves of the same wavelength to the distance to the sources. You may use either constructive or destructive interference.
 • Relate the physical aspects of a camera to its operation.
 • Relate the physical aspects of a simple magnifier to its magnification.
 • Relate the power delivered to the primary coil to the power provided by the secondary coil in an ideal transformer.
 • Relate the power dissipated by an AC circuit to the properties of the components of the circuit.
 • Relate the power dissipated in a resistor to the current, voltage, and/or resistance of the resistor.
 • Relate the relativistic momentum, energy and velocity of a moving object.
 • Relate the resistance of a resistor to its resistivity and geometry.
 • Relate the resonance frequency or time constant of an RLC circuit to the properties of the components of the circuit.
 • Relate the total electric potential energy of two or more point charges to the locations and to the magnitudes of the point charges.
 • Relate the total energy, rest energy, relativistic kinetic energy, and mass of an object to one another.
 • Relate the work function of a metal to the wavelength or frequency of a photon absorbed by the metal.
 • Solve problems involving interference due to reflections in thin films, properly identifying which interfaces give half-cycle phase changes upon reflection.
 • State the derived and base SI units of resistance, resistivity, and current.
 • State the meaning of the sign conventions for focal length, object and image distances, and magnification.
 • Use a Lorentz velocity transformation to relate velocities in two different coordinate systems.
 • Use information from the periodic table to determine the number of nucleons or mass of an element.
 • Use the correct quantities when applying Ohm's law to an AC circuit.
 • Use the definition E = F/q to find the strength and direction of electric fields from given forces and, conversely, forces from the strength and direction of electric fields.
 • Use the length contraction equation to compare distances or lengths in two different coordinate systems.
 • Use the mirror equation to find the position of an image, calculate its magnification, and determine whether it is real or virtual, upright or inverted. Using these results, determine the relative positions of the object, image, and mirror.
 • Use the proper time of an event or the proper length of an object to solve a problem.
 • Use the thin lens equation to relate the position of an image and the properties of an image to the location of the object, the lens, and the focal length of the lens.
 • Use the time dilation equation to compare times in two different coordinate systems.

Both in-class and out-of -class activities that may be used to evaluate student learning and abilities may unitize but are not limited to the following:
 •  Attendance
 • Book and article reviews reviews
 • Class preparedness and participation
 • Collaborative learning projects
 • Exams/tests/quizzes
 • Homework
 • Internet-based assignments
 • Journals
 • Library assignments
 • Readings
 • Research papers
 • Scientific observations
 • Student-teacher conferences
 • Written assignments

Course Grade
Final grades are determined from:
Labwork 20% to 25%
Homework/Quizzes 20% to 25%
Unit/Chapter Exams 40% to 50%
Other 0% to 15%
Final Exam 20% to 30%
Final letter grades are determined from overall averages according to the following scheme:
A if 90% ≤ final average
B if 80% ≤ final average < 90%
C if 70% ≤ final average < 80%
D if 60% ≤ final average < 70%
F if final average < 60%

Students should keep the following points in mind during the semester.
The contents of this syllabus may change to improve the class or clarify various policies. Such changes shall be announced in class.
Specific dates for assignments and assessments will be announced in class. It is the student's responsibility to obtain such information in the event of an absence.
The student may require access to a reliable high speed internet connection for completion of certain assignments.