# PHYS 2CM: GENERAL PHYSICS: CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT

## Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Heading | Value |
---|---|

Effective Term: |
Summer 2022 |

Units: |
1 |

Hours: |
1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter) |

Prerequisite: |
MATH 1B or 1BH. |

Corequisite: |
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2C. |

Degree & Credit Status: |
Degree-Applicable Credit Course |

Foothill GE: |
Non-GE |

Transferable: |
CSU/UC |

Grade Type: |
Letter Grade Only |

Repeatability: |
Not Repeatable |

## Student Learning Outcomes

- The student will be able to solve problems in Modern Physics involving calculus.
- The student will be able to interpret phenomena in Waves and Optics with a calculus treatment.

## Description

Application of calculus to physics topics and problems in thermodynamics, waves, optics and modern physics.

## Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

- Solve problems in thermodynamics involving calculus
- Interpret phenomena in waves and optics with a calculus treatment
- Solve problems in modern physics involving calculus

## Course Content

- Solve problems in thermodynamics involving calculus
- Work in thermodynamics
- Area under the curve
- Isotherms

- Adiabatic processes
- Definition
- Relationship between temperature and pressure
- Conserved quantities and work done

- Entropy using integrals
- Definition
- Entropy in temperature change
- Entropy in free expansion of gas
- Entropy of mixing

- Speeds and the Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution

- Work in thermodynamics
- Interpret phenomena in waves and optics with a calculus treatment
- The wave equation
- Definition/solution
- Speed
- Energy transport

- Snell's Law as a minimization problem
- Rainbows
- Refraction by raindrops
- Minimization leading to the rainbow

- The wave equation
- Solve problems in modern physics involving calculus
- Radioactivity
- Differential equation
- Exponential decay and half-lives

- Schrodinger's equation - particle in a box
- The time-independent equation
- Conditions that define a particle in a box
- Solutions

- Schrodinger's equation - probabilities
- Probabilistic interpretation of quantum mechanics
- How to use coefficients to generate probabilities

- Radioactivity

## Lab Content

Not applicable.

## Special Facilities and/or Equipment

When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address.

## Method(s) of Evaluation

Weekly assignments

Midterms

Final examination

## Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture

Demonstration

## Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Instructor-generated materials. Text at the level of Halliday and Resnick optional.

## Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

- Homework problems covering subject matter from text and related material ranging from 3-10 problems per week. Students will need to employ critical thinking in order to complete assignments.
- One hour per week of lecture covering subject matter from text and related material. Reading and study of the textbook, related materials and notes.

## Discipline(s)

Physics/Astronomy