Revised 12/2011

NOVA COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY

PHY 232 - GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II  (5 CR.)

 

 

 

Course Description

 

Teaches principles of classical physics.  Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics, with extended coverage of selected topics.  Includes recitation as part of the lecture.  Lecture 4 hours.  Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 6 hours per week.

 

General Course Purpose

 

The purpose of the course is to provide engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and scientists with the basic concepts of physics that are required for their full development into competent professionals and informed and informing citizens.

The course is normally taken by aspirants to four-year institutions and generally satisfies the basic requirements of such institutions.

 

Course Prerequisites/Co-requisites

 

Prerequisites are satisfactory completion of MTH 174 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry, PHY 231 - General University Physics I, and satisfactory placement score for ENG 111 or division approval.

 

Course Objectives

 

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

 

 

Major Topics to be Included

 



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