# PHY359 - Physics II

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Subject Title
Physics II

Subject Description
A continuation of physics from semester 3, with focus on waves, light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.

Credit Status
Required course for students in Arts and Science University Transfer program (ASU); semester 4

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

• Understand the relationship between and learn how to do simple conversions involving primary measurement systems
• Solve problems involving fundamental electrical theories, including field theory, Coulomb’s law, and continuous charge distributions.
• Understand and apply electric potential to free-space and circuit based systems.
• Understand capacitance as it applies to electricity and electric fields.
• Understand and compute circuit properties, including voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, etc.
• Understand the workings and equations fundamental to RC circuits
• Understand and apply fundamental magnetic principles, including magnetic fields and forces, as well as electromagnetic induction.
• Understand the fundamentals of simple direct circuits: current, voltage, resistance, power and energy
• Describe magnetic effects and their application in the electromagnetic forces on moving charges
• Understand electromagnetic waves as they apply to energy and theories concerning waves, light, etc.
• Understand and apply principles involving optics, including reflection, refraction, diffraction, etc.
• Understand and apply basic relativistic ideas to basic equations.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.