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PHY-1042-VU02 - Physics II

Synonym: 185064
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 410
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 01:00P - 04:30P
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-13-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: James Hildebran | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00
Open Seats/Section Limit: 17/18 (as of 11-05-19 8:15 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Scientific Method
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

A follow-up to Physics I, this course provides continued opportunities for problem solving and practical application of physics principles. Topics include thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and light. Includes a laboratory. Prerequisite: Physics I.

Essential Objectives:

1. Define and explain temperature and heat, the thermal properties of matter, heat transfer and thermodynamics, and apply these concepts to the solution of physical problems.
2. Identify and explain the concepts of electrostatics, the electrical field and capacitance, current, resistance and electrical power, and apply these concepts to the solution of physical problems.
3. Define direct and alternating current circuits, their elements, and their characteristics; solve circuit problems and relate these concepts to circuits found in the workplace.
4. Describe magnetic fields, magnetic force and magnetic properties of matter and solve related problems.
5. Analyze the relationships between electricity and magnetism.
6. Explain the origin and properties of electromagnetic waves.
7. Describe the nature and properties of light; identify and explain the use of thin lenses and mirrors and solve related problems.
8. Connect classical physics to modern concepts by describing the revelations of early quantum mechanics and the structure of the atom.
9. Extrapolate classical physics to relativistic limits and the implications to the nuclear age.
10. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information.
Laboratory Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to construct hypotheses, predictions and lab reports and to design, analyze and/or critique experiments found throughout peer-reviewed research and laboratory notebooks.
2. Utilize mathematical techniques necessary to properly collect and interpret data (i.e., unit conversions, standardization and scaling necessary for data collection, graphing and charting).
3. Apply proper techniques in using common scientific tools to collect data and describe how they work. (i.e., microscopes, spectrophotometers, UV sterilizers, etc…)
4. Identify and demonstrate lab safety techniques that are in line with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: James Hildebran
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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