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PHYS134 - Elements of Physics II with Lab

Course Details

Course Code: PHYS134 Course ID: 4743 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This fundamental physics course is the second of two courses that examine basic physics using algebraic techniques. The course covers electric forces and fields, electric currents and circuits, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating current, electromagnetic waves, reflection and refraction of light, optical instruments, interference and diffraction, and an introduction to quantum and particle physics. NOTE: In addition to the laboratory equipment provided as part of the course materials, students will need access to the following: pencils, a printer, several sheets of paper and water. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisite: PHYS133)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K 16 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 11/24/19 Summer 2019 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following objectives:

CO-1

Describe the electric field using vectors and scalars.

CO-2

Solve direct-current circuits.

CO-3

Describe the magnetic field using vectors and scalars.

CO-4.

Explain the basic principle of the electric generator.

CO-5

Understand the differences between E-M and mechanical waves.

CO-6

Explain the dual nature of light.

CO-7

Summarize the concepts of the Special Relativity.

CO-8

Explain the basic principles of Quantum Physics.

CO-9

Illustrate the successive models of the atom from the planetary model to the quantum mechanical model.

Forums:
Participation is mandatory and will count towards the course grade. You are expected to provide a substantial comment of several well-written paragraphs in each session and a similar comment or reflection in reply to at least two other students’ contribution. Statements such as “I agree” or “good post” will not count as a reply.

Quizzes and Exams:
The quizzes and exams are on-line, open-book, and timed. They may include multiple choices, fill in the blank, and short essay type questions. An announcement will be posted when they are available to be taken.

Lab Reports:
Each exercise is designed to have every student apply principles learned during that week. Most of them are “virtual labs” but hands-on experiments may be included.

Please see the student handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Forums 15.00 %
Forum 1 - Introduction Forum 0.94 %
Forum 2 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 3 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 4 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 5 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 6 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 7 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 8 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 9 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 10 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 11 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 12 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 13 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 14 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 15 - Social Homework 0.94 %
Forum 16 - Final exam review 0.94 %
Experiments 8.00 %
Experiment 1 2.00 %
Experiment 2 2.00 %
Experiment 3 2.00 %
Experiment 4 2.00 %
Assignments 15.00 %
Assignment 1 1.07 %
Assignment 2 1.07 %
Assignment 3 1.07 %
Assignment 4 1.07 %
Assignment 5 1.07 %
Assignment 6 1.07 %
Assignment 7 1.07 %
Assignment 8 1.07 %
Assignment 9 1.07 %
Assignment 10 1.07 %
Assignment 11 1.07 %
Assignment 12 1.07 %
Assignment 13 1.07 %
Assignment 14 1.07 %
Quiz 15.00 %
Quiz 1 7.50 %
Quiz 2 7.50 %
Lab 7.00 %
Lab 1 1.40 %
Lab 2 1.40 %
Lab 3 1.40 %
Lab 4 1.40 %
Lab 5 1.40 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

Required Technology

  • See the Technology Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog for the minimum hardware and software requirements.
  • Microsoft Office 365 is available to APUS students for free. To sign up, visit http://products.office.com/en-us/student. If you have questions about accessing the software, please contact Classroom support at classroomsupport@apus.edu.
Book Title:PHYS134 eScience Lab Kit
ISBN:2611
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$159.00
Book Title:Electrostatics Kit - This item is not be covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: https://www.vernier.com/products/lab-equipment/electrostatics/esk-crg/
ISBN:ESK-CRG
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$119.00
Book Title:LoggerPro 3 Software - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions can be found here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239706
ISBN:LP
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$10.00
Electronic ISBN:LP-E
Book Title:Power Amplifier - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: https://www.vernier.com/products/sensors/pamp/
ISBN:PAMP
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$225.00
Book Title:Charge Sensor - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: https://www.vernier.com/products/sensors/crg-bta/
ISBN:CRG-BTA
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$79.00
Book Title:Until further notice, eScience kits will ship without any action needed from students. Your shipping address on file must be current - https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/238652
ISBN:eScience Note
Book Title:College Physics - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom Lessons section
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:When the additional required materials are used in more than one course, only one purchase is required.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:LabQuest 2 - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: https://www.vernier.com/products/interfaces/labq2/
ISBN:LABQ2
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$329.00
Book Title:Differential Voltage Probe - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: https://www.vernier.com/manuals/dvp-bta/
ISBN:DVP-BTA
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$39.00
Book Title:Instrumentation Amplifier - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: https://www.vernier.com/products/sensors/ina-bta/
ISBN:INA-BTA
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$79.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.