2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 4B GENERAL PHYSICS


5 Units 4 hours lecture 3 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Prerequisite: PHYS 4A & MATH 3B
A calculus-based introduction to classical electromagnetism. Topics include electrostatics, electric potential, capacitance, electrodynamics, direct and alternating current circuits, magnetic forces and fields, fields, electromagnetic induction, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic waves. Experiments in labs examine some of the basic phenomena in electromagnetism. Students are to become proficient in the use of common, modern measuring instruments e.g. digital and analog voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters and the oscilloscope. The principles of data taking and analysis, and the writing of scientific reports are emphasized.
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