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Course Code: PHYS134 Course ID: 4743 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This fundamental physics course is the second of two courses that examine basic physics using algebraic techniques. The course covers electric forces and fields, electric currents and circuits, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating current, electromagnetic waves, reflection and refraction of light, optical instruments, interference and diffraction, and an introduction to quantum and particle physics. NOTE: In addition to the laboratory equipment provided as part of the course materials, students will need access to the following: pencils, a printer, several sheets of paper and water. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisite: PHYS133)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 12/25/2022 September Summer 2022 Session C 16 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 01/22/2023 October Fall 2022 Session A 16 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 02/26/2023 November Fall 2022 Session K 16 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 03/26/2023 December Fall 2022 Session C 16 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 04/23/2023 January Winter 2023 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following objectives:

CO-1

Describe the electric field using vectors and scalars.

CO-2

Solve direct-current circuits.

CO-3

Describe the magnetic field using vectors and scalars.

CO-4.

Explain the basic principle of the electric generator.

CO-5

Understand the differences between E-M and mechanical waves.

CO-6

Explain the dual nature of light.

CO-7

Summarize the concepts of the Special Relativity.

CO-8

Explain the basic principles of Quantum Physics.

CO-9

Illustrate the successive models of the atom from the planetary model to the quantum mechanical model.

Forums:
Participation is mandatory and will count towards the course grade. You are expected to provide a substantial comment of several well-written paragraphs in each session and a similar comment or reflection in reply to at least two other students’ contribution. Statements such as “I agree” or “good post” will not count as a reply.

Quizzes and Exams:
The quizzes and exams are on-line, open-book, and timed. They may include multiple choices, fill in the blank, and short essay type questions. An announcement will be posted when they are available to be taken.

Lab Reports:
Each exercise is designed to have every student apply principles learned during that week. Most of them are “virtual labs” but hands-on experiments may be included.

Please see the student handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Discussions 15.00 %
Week 1: Introduce Yourself 0.94 %
Week 2 Forum 0.94 %
Week 3 Forum 0.94 %
Week 4 Forum 0.94 %
Week 5 Forum 0.94 %
Week 6 Forum 0.94 %
Week 7 Forum 0.94 %
Week 8 Forum 0.94 %
Week 9 Forum 0.94 %
Week 10 Forum 0.94 %
Week 11 Forum 0.94 %
Week 12 Forum 0.94 %
Week 13 Forum 0.94 %
Week 14 Forum 0.94 %
Week 15 Forum 0.94 %
Week 16 Forum 0.94 %
Assignments 15.00 %
Assignment 1 1.07 %
Assignment 2 1.07 %
Assignment 3 1.07 %
Assignment 4 1.07 %
Assignment 5 1.07 %
Assignment 6 1.07 %
Assignment 7 1.07 %
Assignment 8 1.07 %
Assignment 9 1.07 %
Assignment 10 1.07 %
Assignment 11 1.07 %
Assignment 12 1.07 %
Assignment 13 1.07 %
Assignment 14 1.07 %
Quiz 15.00 %
Quiz 1 7.50 %
Quiz 2 7.50 %
Lab 7.00 %
Lab 1 1.40 %
Lab 2 1.40 %
Lab 3 1.40 %
Lab 4 1.40 %
Lab 5 1.40 %
Experiments 8.00 %
Experiment 1 2.00 %
Experiment 2 2.00 %
Experiment 3 2.00 %
Experiment 4 2.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

The successful student will fulfill the following objectives:

CO-1

Describe the electric field using vectors and scalars.

CO-2

Solve direct-current circuits.

CO-3

Describe the magnetic field using vectors and scalars.

CO-4.

Explain the basic principle of the electric generator.

CO-5

Understand the differences between E-M and mechanical waves.

CO-6

Explain the dual nature of light.

CO-7

Summarize the concepts of the Special Relativity.

CO-8

Explain the basic principles of Quantum Physics.

CO-9

Illustrate the successive models of the atom from the planetary model to the quantum mechanical model.

Book Title:PHYS134 eScience Lab Kit
ISBN:2611
Publication Info:eScience
Author:eScience
Unit Cost:$159.00
 
Book Title:Electrostatics Kit - This item is not be covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: http://www.vernier.com/products/apus/
ISBN:ESK-CRG
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$129.00
 
Book Title:LoggerPro 3 Software - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: http://www.vernier.com/products/apus/
ISBN:LP
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Electronic ISBN:LP-E
Electronic Unit Cost:$10.00
 
Book Title:Power Amplifier - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: http://www.vernier.com/products/apus/
ISBN:PAMP
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$249.00
 
Book Title:Charge Sensor - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: http://www.vernier.com/products/apus
ISBN:CRG-BTA
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$89.00
 
Book Title:If you received a kit for a previous registration of this course, a 2nd kit will not be provided. Please contact ecm@apus.edu for any questions.
ISBN:eScience Note 2
 
Book Title:Lab kits ship w/o any action needed, so your shipping address must be current. You may need to obtain items on your own (ex. gloves)
ISBN:eScience Note
 
Book Title:College Physics - e-book available online, link provided in the classroom
Publication Info:OpenStax
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:LabQuest 3 - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: http://www.vernier.com/products/apus/
ISBN:LABQ3
Publication Info:Vernier
Author:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$389.00
 
Book Title:Differential Voltage Probe - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: http://www.vernier.com/products/apus/
ISBN:DVP-BTA
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$49.00
 
Book Title:Instrumentation Amplifier - This item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; available to purchase here: http://www.vernier.com/products/apus/
ISBN:INA-BTA
Publication Info:Vernier Software & Technology, LLC
Unit Cost:$89.00
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.