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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHS 212A
Title College Physics II
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites MAT 110 or equivalent and PHS 211A or PHS 222
Summer 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
21 1407 7/12/16 - 8/20/16 TR 9:00am - 12:30pm MH-541 Thomas Chew
7/12/16 - 8/20/16 W 8:30am - 11:30am MH-417
22 1408 7/11/16 - 8/20/16 M 5:00pm - 7:30pm MH-417 James Nyoike, Ronald MacTaylor
7/11/16 - 8/20/16 M 7:30pm - 10:00pm MH-417
23 1731 7/12/16 - 8/20/16 TR 9:00am - 12:30pm MH-541 Thomas Chew
7/13/16 - 8/20/16 W 12:00pm - 3:00pm MH-417


This course examines additional topics in classical physics, including fluid dynamics; thermal properties of matter, the laws of thermodynamics; principles of electricity and magnetism; D.C. circuits, electromagnetic induction. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving skills, in which algebra, geometry and elementary trigonometry are used freely. There is an equally strong emphasis on developing an understanding of the underlying concepts, in which active participation in class is required. Three lecture hours, one discussion period and one three-hour laboratory period per week.