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 Course Title:   Engineering Physics III

 Title Abbreviation:   ENGINEERING PHYSICS III

 Department:    PHYS&

 Course #:    243

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Continuation of PHYS& 242 with emphasis on electricity, magnetism, and the electromagnetic spectrum.


Prerequisite: PHYS& 242 and MATH& 153 (may be taken concurrently). Concurrent enrollment in PHYS& 233 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

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 183
U of W 2XX Transfers as 122 if taken with PHYS& 241, 242, 231, 232, and 233.
WSU 1XX Transfers as 202 if taken with PHYS 242, 232, and 233.
WWU Transfers as 163 if taken with PHYS& 233

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Have a conceptual understanding of the forces and energies associated with electric and magnetic fields.
  2. Use the tools of calculus to solve problems in electricity and magnetism.
  3. Understand basic circuit diagrams.
  4. Experience 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. Electric forces
  2. Electric fields
  3. Electric energy and capacitance
  4. Current and resistance
  5. DC circuits
  6. Magnetism and magnetic fields
  7. Induction
  8. AC circuits
  9. Electromagnetic waves
  10. Electromagnetic spectrum