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 Course Title:   Engineering Phys Lab II

 Title Abbreviation:   ENGINEERING PHYS LAB II

 Department:    PHYS&

 Course #:    232

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Lab to accompany PHYS& 242. Topics include fluids, waves, heat and thermodynamics, and geometric and wave optics.

 Prerequisite  

Concurrent enrollment in PHYS& 242 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 182 lab
U of W 2XX Transfers as 218 if PHYS& 241, 242, 243, 231 and 233 are also taken.
WSU 1XX Transfers as 201 if taken with PHYS& 241, 231, and 242. Transfers as 202 if taken with PHYS& 242, 243, and 233.
WWU Transfers as 163 if taken with PHYS& 242

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Have a conceptual knowledge of heat, wave phenomena and geometric and wave optics
  2. Solve calculus-based problems involving heat, waves, optics, and related topics.
  3. Relate these topics to more basic concepts learned in PHYS& 241
  4. Recognize diverse learning styles through group work

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. Properties of fluids
  2. Harmonic motion
  3. Waves
  4. Sound
  5. Geometric optics, mirrors, and lenses
  6. Interference, diffraction, and polarization
  7. Temperature and heat
  8. Thermal properties of matter (gas laws, thermal expansion)
  9. Thermodynamics, entropy