PHYSICS 102  INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS II 
Overview 

PHY 102 is a collegelevel course intended for students with nontechnical majors who need a science lab & course. Students will gain an understanding of the physical principles involved in their everyday environment. The course will serve as an alternative physics course for those students having little or no algebra math skills. It is a continuation of a firstsemester analog Introduction to Physics I  a distance learning course PHY 101.
The course PHY 102 surveys general principles of physics. They include topics such as sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. It involves using arithmetic and some simple algebra, mostly in laboratory.
The prerequisite for PHY 102 is PHY 101. Students also need a working knowledge of arithmetic.

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Objectives 

The main objective of this course is to learn the principles of physics, including
electricity, magnetism, optics, and wave physics.
Specifically, you will
 understand the electric charge and electric and magnetic fields it produces
 learn the laws of the electric current, resistance, voltage and electromagnetic induction
 understand the nature of electromagnetic waves and light
 understand phenomena and laws of geometric optics, such as reflection and refraction
 learn about traveling and standing wave patterns of mechanical waves, understand sound effects such as intensity, loudness, pitch, beats, Doppler effect.

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Materials 


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Grading 

Possible Assignments Include: (Subject to change each semester. The actual assignments are available in the Syllabus in the Blackboard course site on the first day of classes.)
Assignment 
Percentage of Grade 
4 Exams 
53 
8 Lab Reports 
32 
Homework Assignments 
15 
Your final grade may be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass at least 3 exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.
Grading Scale 
A 
90100 
B 
8089 
C 
7079 
D 
6069 
F 
059 

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Exams 

There are 4 exams in this course.

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ELI Policies and Procedures 


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Beginning the Course 


Last Updated:
December 16, 2010


