PHS4561 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
5 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in the freshman or sophomore year.
PHS4561 - ENGINEERING PHYSICS II (N) (5 hrs.) [KRSN PHY 2030/2031/2032]
A continuation of PHS4560 Engineering Physics I. Topics include: electricity and magnetism-electric field, electric potential, current, electrical power, magnetic field, induction, and Maxwell’s equations; optics- nature of light and wave optics; modern physics-special relativity, atomic structure, Schrodinger equation, quantum mechanics, and radioactivity.
Course Classification: Lecture / Lab
MTH4440 Calculus II and MTH4460 Engineering Physics I
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning the study of the mechanical and thermodynamic universe by theoretical derivation and practical applications in problem solving, laboratory study, and demonstration.
Upon completion of the course, the students who complete this course with a grade of A or B will have sufficient background for more advanced study in science and engineering programs requiring 5 credit hours of physics.
Units Outcomes and Criterion Based Evaluation Key for Core Content:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
UNIT 1: STATIONARY CHARGES AND ELECTRIC FIELDS
Outcomes: The student will acquire and understanding of the properties of stationary charges and electric fields.
- Describe and solve applications of quantized electric charge.
- Evaluate continuous charge distributions.
- Evaluate charge problems by coulomb’s law and the superposition principle.
- Describe and solve electric field applications from linear and non-linear charge distributions.
- Evaluate electric dipoles in uniform and non-uniform fields.
UNIT 2: GAUSS’S LAW
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Gauss’s Law.
- Describe and evaluate electric flux of Gaussian surfaces.
- Evaluate the Gaussian field from a surface charge distribution of a conductor.
- Evaluate Gaussian fields of ideal conductor models in electrostatic equilibrium.
UNIT 3: ELECTRIC POTENTIAL
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of electric potential.
- Determine and evaluate the electric potential for two point charges.
- Interpret and evaluate the definition of electric potential as the volt.
- Relate the electric potential energy and the volt point charges and uniform electric fields.
- Evaluate the electric potential of a charge distribution in both uniform and non-uniform applications.
- Determine the electric field from the electric potential.
- Evaluate the equipotential surfaces of electric of charges.
- Understand and apply relaxation numerical methods for nonsymmetrical potential surfaces.
UNIT 4: CAPACITANCE AND DIELECTRICS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Capacitance and Dielectrics.
- Define and apply the concept of capacitance in conducting surfaces.
- Evaluate capacitance in plate, linear and non-linear conductors.
- Evaluate and solve applications of combinations of capacitors in electrical circuits.
- Evaluate energy in capacitors and solve applications in capacitors.
UNIT 5: ELECTRIC CURRENT AND RESISTANCE
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Electric Current and Resistance.
- Define and evaluate current and current density.
- Relate current density to an applied electric field.
- Define and evaluate resistance with respect to the shape of resistor.
- Understand and apply the concept of resistivity to a conductor.
- Evaluate energy dissipation in resistive materials.
- Understand and apply microscopic models of resistance to materials.
UNIT 6: DIRECT CURRENT CIRCUITS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of direct current circuits.
- Understand and apply the concept of electromotive force to the battery.
- Apply resistance concepts to series and parallel circuits.
- Evaluate multi-loop circuits by Kirchoff’s Laws.
- Understand the construction and application of measurement devices to resistive and capacitative circuits.
- Apply matrix methods to circuit evaluation.
- Understand and evaluate Resistive-Capacitative circuits.
UNIT 7: UNDERSTANDING OF MAGNETIC FIELDS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of magnetic fields.
- Define and apply the magnetic induction field concept.
- Apply the cross product to magnetic field applications.
- Evaluate moving charges in magnetic fields.
- Understand and apply the Hall Effect in conductors.
- Determine the force on current carrying conductors.
- Evaluate torque and magnetic fields of current carrying loops.
UNIT 8: MAGNETIC FIELDS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of the sources of Magnetic Fields.
- Understand and apply the Biot-Savart law to determine the magnetic field.
- Define and apply the concepts of Coulombs and Amperes.
- Evaluate parallel wires, loops, infinite sheets and solenoid conductors by Ampere’s Law.
- Understand and apply Gauss’s Law for Magnetism.
UNIT 9: FARADAY’S LAW AND INDUCTION
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Faraday’s Law and Induction.
- Understand and apply Faraday’s Law and Lenz’s Law to magnetic fields.
- Evaluate induced magnetic flux and electric fields.
- Define Maxwell’s Equations for electromagnetic theory.
UNIT 10: INDUCTANCE
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Inductance
- Evaluate self-inductance of parallel wires and circuits.
- Describe and evaluate induction in coils, solenoids and other circuits.
- Evaluate Inductance-Resistance and Inductance-Capacitance Circuits.
UNIT 11: ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Alternating Current Circuits
- Understand and evaluate circuit elements of AC circuits.
- Evaluate and solve applications of RLC circuits.
- Understand and evaluate Power and Resonance in AC circuits.
- Understand and solve applications of transformers.
UNIT 12: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Electromagnetic Waves.
- Relate the wave theory of EM radiation to Maxwell’s Equations.
- Understand and evaluate sinusoidal EM waves.
- Evaluate the energy transport and radiation pressure of EM radiation.
- Understand and solve applications relating to sources of EM radiation within the known spectrum.
UNIT 13: OPTICS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Optics.
- Understand and evaluate multiple models for light propagation.
- Define and apply reflection and refraction to problems in optics.
- Evaluate optical systems and structural materials by polarization.
- Understand and apply optical fiber concepts to problem solutions.
UNIT 14: GEOMETRICAL OPTICS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Geometrical Optics
- Evaluate images formed by plane and curved mirrors.
- Evaluate images formed by refracting surfaces.
- Evaluate optical systems and images formed by lenses.
- Evaluate optical system by numerical method paraxial ray tracing.
UNIT 15: INTERFERENCE OF LIGHT
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Interference of Light
- Evaluate and solve applications of multiple source interference theory.
- Evaluate applications of thin-film interference.
- Evaluate irradiance patterns for simple interference.
- Understand optical beats and coherence theory and apply to optical systems.
UNIT 16: LIGHT DIFFRACTION
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Light Diffraction
- Evaluate geometry for single and double slit interference.
- Evaluate systems for Young’s Double slit experiment.
- Evaluate diffraction limits and resolution of optics systems.
- Evaluate the effect of slit width on systems.
- Understand and apply diffraction grating theory.
- Understand and solve basic applications of X-ray diffraction.
UNIT 17: THEORETICAL QUANTUM PHYSICS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Theoretical Quantum Physics
- Understand and evaluate black body radiation.
- Apply Planck’s quantum hypothesis to physical systems.
- Determine the energies wavelengths and DeBroglie wavelengths of photons.
- Understand and apply electron diffraction and Compton Scattering to systems.
- Evaluate the line spectra of atoms.
- Understand and apply Bhor’s theory of the atom.
- Define and understand the modern hydrogen Atom model.
- Evaluate the wave function for a hydrogen - like atom.
- Understand and apply the Pauli Exclusion Principle.
UNIT 18: MOLECULES AND SOLIDS
Outcomes: The student will acquire knowledge and understanding of Molecules and Solids
- Understand Molecular bonds.
- Understand and utilize molecular spectra in evaluating structure.
- Have knowledge of vibrational modes of molecules.
- Understand and apply the Band Theory of conduction.
- Understand the free electron theory of conduction
- Have knowledge of the modern conduction theory.
- Understand and apply semi-conductor theory.
- Understand and apply semi-conductor theory to transistors.
Contact the Bookstore for current textbook.
CRC Handbook of chemistry & Physics
A scientific calculator is required, a graphing calculator is recommended. Access to a computer would be helpful
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum Class Size:
Based on classroom occupancy
Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented
disability. If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.