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 Course Title:   General Physics III

 Title Abbreviation:   GENERAL PHYSICS III

 Department:    PHYS&

 Course #:    116

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.5

 CIP:    400801

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

A continuation of PHYS& 114 with emphasis on electricity, magnetism, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Lab included.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: MATH 99.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

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 113
UW 115/118
WSU 101/102

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. Solve algebra-based problems in electricity and magnetism.
  3. Understand basic circuit diagrams.
  4. Experience diverse learning styles through group work in the classroom and in the laboratory.

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