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Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

3 Credits | 100 Level | 38 Contact hours


Textbook: Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics, 9th Edition (R. Serway and J. Jewett).


Physics for Scientists and Engineers II is an introductory, calculus-based physics course covering mainly electromagnetism and matter. Topics to be covered include:
• Thermodynamics (laws, kinetic theory, states of matter).
• Electrostatics and electrodynamics (charge, fields, force, potential, current, dielectrics, circuit elements).
• Magnetism (fields, forces, sources, materials)
• Electromagnetic oscillations.


Unit 1. Zero law of Thermodynamics.
Unit 2. The First law of Thermodynamics.
Unit 3. Thermal engines. The second law of Thermodynamics.
Unit 4. Electric Field.
Unit 5. Gauss’s law.
Unit 6. Electric Potential.
Unit 7. Capacitance and Dielectrics.
Unit 8. Current and Resistance.
Unit 9. Direct-current circuits.
Unit 10. Magnetic field.
Unit 11. Sources of the Magnetic field.
Unit 12. Faraday’s law.
Unit 13. Inductance.
Unit 14. Alternating current circuits.
Unit 15. Electromagnetic waves.


1. Demonstrate problem solving skills in various types of problems in physics using quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and appropriate mathematical techniques.
2. Demonstrate the ability of using scientific methods to understand and explain concepts in physics.
3. Connect physics concepts and problems to their world experience.

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