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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


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.