PHY 202: General Physics II

Credits 4
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Topics include mechanical properties of matter, heat, waves, sound and light. Algebra-based physics.

Addendum to Course Description

This is a pre-calculus introductory physics course for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-chiropractic  and pre-physical therapy students and students working toward a degree.  Study topics include mechanical properties of matter, heat, waves, sound and light.  This course meets college transfer, Oregon Block Transfer and program requirements as listed above.

Course Outcomes

After completion of this course, students will

  • Apply knowledge of thermodynamics, sound waves, and light waves to explain natural physical processes and related technological advances.
  • Use an understanding of algebraic mathematics along with physical principles to effectively solve problems encountered in everyday life, further study in science, and in the professional world.
  • Design experiments and acquire data in order to explore physical principles, effectively communicate results, and critically evaluate related scientific studies.
  • Assess the contributions of physics to our evolving understanding of global change and sustainability while placing the development of physics in its historical and cultural context.
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Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.