PHY-152 College Physics II

This course is offered at Surry each spring semester.

Course Description

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered.
Prerequisite: PHY-151.


College Physics: A Strategic Approach Technology Update, 3rd Edition
Randall D. Knight, Brian Jones, and Stuart Field
Package (ISBN 9780134167831) Contains:
 Student Workbooks, and
MasteringPhysics Access Card

Topics Covered

  1. Wave Optics
  2. Ray Optics
  3. Optical Instruments
  4. Electric Fields and Forces
  5. Electrical Potential
  6. Current and Resistance
  7. Circuits
  8. Magnetic Fields and Forces
  9. Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves
  10. AC Electricity
  11. Relativity
  12. Quantum Physics
  13. Atoms and Molecules
  14. Nuclear Physics