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 Course Title:   Engineering Physics II

 Title Abbreviation:   ENGINEERING PHYSICS II

 Department:    PHYS&

 Course #:    222

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.5

 CIP:    400801

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Continuation of PHYS& 221 extending the concepts of mechanics into the study of fluids and waves, heat and thermodynamics. Geometric and wave optics are also studied. Lab included.


Prerequisite: PHYS& 221 and MATH& 152 (may be taken concurrently).

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 182
UW 123
WSU 201/202

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 the more basic concepts learned in PHYS& 221.
  4. Recognize 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. 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