Liberal Arts > Physics

General Information

  • Name: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Physics
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Corequisite: PHYS 182L
Explores light, optical systems, relativity, wave aspects of particles, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, semiconductors, radioactivity, nuclear physics and particles. Students must co-enroll in both lecture and lab to receive credit.


II: Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of PHYS 182, the student will perform with a minimum accuracy of 80 percent, the following objectives:

  • Develop conceptual and analytic skills solving a broad range of problems in classical and nonclassical physics, relativistic and quantum mechanics, and fundamental particles and interactions.
  • Verify dimensional analysis, approximation methods as applied to problems in Engineering Physics. Intensify skills and contrast mathematical techniques used in the first two semesters of Engineering Physics.
  • Solidify the conceptual basis of classical and nonclassical concepts by working a number of multifaceted problems with direct applications in the laboratory.
  • Develop a keen awareness and appreciation for the interrelationships and far reaching predictions of modern physics for the 21st century.

III: Course Linkage

General Education Mission:

PHYS 182 is a general education class that promotes the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will benefit students in their personal and professional endeavors.

General Education Student Learning Outcome:

Students who successfully complete PHYS 182 satisfy the General Education Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that students:

  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Understand the methods of science and the roles that science and technology have in the modern world.

Program Mission for AA/AS degree:

PHYS 182 satisfies the A.A. /A.S. degree mission by providing academic knowledge and skills for students to successfully transfer to four year institutions in order for them to meet their higher educational goals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes for AA/AS degree:

Students who successfully complete PHYS 182 will know the subject matter to a level that is appropriate for the emphasis of their degree.


Scheduled PHYS-182 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no PHYS-182 classes scheduled for this term.