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For from the greatness and beauty of created things their original Author by analogy is seen.   Wisdom 13:5

PHYS 212
College Physics II
Spring 2018

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The objective of this course is to understand how physical laws are discovered and shown to be true and how thermal, electrical and optical phemonena are understood, predicted, and used.

Topics include: Topics include: temperature, heat and its transfer, the Laws of Thermodynamics, electric force, field, potential and current, capacitance, resistance, induction, circuits, and optics.

After taking this course you will be able to;

  • Describe the limitations of physical data.
  • Predict heat transfer and losses from objects and buildings.
  • Understand refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.
  • Determine the electric and potential fields produced by various charge distributions.
  • Determine the magnetic field produced by various currents.
  • Understand the circuit elements of resistance, capacitance and inductance.
  • Calculate, currents and voltages in electric circuits.
  • Understand how mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy.
  • Understand the nature of electromagnetic waves.
  • Understand how mirrors and lenses can be used to focus light and form images.
  • Conduct physical experiments, analyze and interpret data.


The text is available from Amazon for $5.99 Used good condition. ISBN 978-0-471-71398-2