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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS& 223 - Engineering Physics III (Waves, Light, and Heat)

5 Credits
PHYS&223 is the third of three laboratory classes in the calculus-based physics sequence. Topics include periodic motion; waves in multiple dimensions; ray, wave, and particle optics; fluids; and classic thermodynamics.

General education distribution area: Natural Science, with lab.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS&222 with a 2.0 and MATH&152 with a 2.0.

Course Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain major laws related to waves, light, and fluids.
  2. Solve physics problems related to waves, oscillation, displacement, refraction, diffraction, fluid flow and pressure, entropy, and other topics.
  3. Use calculus and relevant mathematical methods to investigate practical engineering scenarios.
  4. Apply the scientific method in physics laboratory experiments, from hypothesis through testing, data analysis, and conclusion.