Physics (PHYS) 202
Introductory Physics III (Revision 3)
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PHYS 202 lab exemption
Area of Study: Science
Prerequisite: PHYS 200 or equivalent.
Centre: Centre for Science
PHYS 202 is not available for challenge.
PHYS 202 is a junior, algebra-based course that provides an introduction to magnetism, electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics, and basic quantum theory. PHYS 202 combined with either PHYS 200 or PHYS 201 gives the equivalent of one year in introductory physics able to be matched to offerings at other institutions.
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Geometrical Optics and Optical Instruments
- The wave Nature of Light
- Early Quantum Theory and Models of the Atom
- Basic Electricity and Graphing
- Magnetic Fields of Solenoids
- Earth’s Magnetic Field
- Geometric Optics
- Polarization of Light
- Diffraction of Light
A compulsory lab component requires that students perform labs in a place of their choice using lab kit borrowed from Athabasca University Library, and some household items. Lab evaluation is based on written reports about the experiments performed.
To receive credit for PHYS 202, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. You must also get a total lab mark of at least a 50 percent to pass the course. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
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To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Giancoli, Douglas C., 2005. Physics, 6th. ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
The course materials include a student manual, a course manual, a study guide, a lab guide, and Graphical Analysis software. Students will access all these materials online.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, March 25, 2009.
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