CID Descriptor
CalculusBased Physics for Scientists and Engineers: B
Submission Information

Final

Physics

November 30, 2018
Descriptor Details

CalculusBased Physics for Scientists and Engineers: B

210


4.0

0000
This course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering, is part of a threesemester course whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include electrostatics, magnetism, DC and AC circuits, and Maxwell’s equations.
CID PHYS 205(prerequisite).
2 Semesters collegelevel calculus (corequisite) (CID MATH 210 and 220 OR MATH 211 and 221 OR MATH 900s)
Completion of second semester calculus and concurrent enrollment in third semester calculus.
 Electrostatics
 Electric Fields
 Electrostatic Potential
 Gauss’s Law
 DC Circuits
 Capacitors
 Resistivity
 Magnetism and Magnetic Fields
 AC Circuits
 Faraday’s and Lenz’s Laws
 Ampere’s Law
 Maxwell’s Equations
 “Floating Topics” which may be included in this semester
 Fluids
 Simple Harmonic Motion
 Mechanical Waves
 Sound
 Laws of Thermodynamics
 Heat Engines
 Kinetic Theory of Gases
 Entropy
 Properties of Electromagnetic Waves
Laboratory activities should cover the range of topics designated for lecture. The majority of labs should be handson activities with “realworld” data collection as opposed to computer simulation, although simulations may be appropriate for some topics in modern physics.
Lecture Course Objectives*: At the conclusion of the lecture component of this course, the student should be able to:
 Analyze simple static charge distributions and calculate the resulting electric field and electric potential.
 Analyze simple current distributions and calculate the resulting magnetic field.
 Predict the trajectory of charged particles in uniform electric and magnetic fields.
 Analyze DC and AC circuits in terms of current, potential difference, and power dissipation for each element.
Laboratory Course Objectives*: At the conclusion of the laboratory component of this course, the student should be able to:
 Analyze realworld experimental data, including appropriate use of units and significant figures.
 Relate the results of experimental data to the physical concepts discussed in the lecture portion of the class.
*Note that course objectives are not limited to the ones listed here.
Examinations which include problem solving exercises, final examinations, projects, homework problems, laboratory reports.
*Note that not all of the methods listed are required.
Typical Textbooks:
Giancoli, Douglas C. Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Halliday, David; Resnick, Robert; Walker, Jearl. Fundamentals of Physics
Knight, Randall D. Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach
Serway, Raymond A.; Jewett, John W. Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Moebs, Willian; Ling,, Samuel J; Sanny, Jeff. University Physics, Volume 2
Typical Lab Manuals:
Edmonds, Jr., Dean S. Cioffari's Experiments in College Physics
Laws, Priscilla. Workshop Physics Activity Guide, Modules 3 and 4
Loyd, David. Physics Lab Manual
Sokoloff, David, Real Time Physics: Active Learning Laboratories, Modules 2 and 3
Laboratory manuals developed on site

This is the second semester of a threesemester physics course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering. PHYS 210 is composed of topics that together with PHYS 205 and PHYS 215 constitute all of the topics included in PHYS 200. Topics may be offered in varying sequences and combinations, including “floating topics”. The floating topics may be placed in different courses in the sequence, but all must be covered during the threesemester sequence. Since different colleges vary slightly in the order in which the topics are presented, it is strongly recommended that students take the entire sequence at the same institution.