Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


PHY-223 - Physics for Science and Engr 3 (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: PHY222 COREQUISITES: MAT250
This is a calculus-based physics course that stresses experimental and problem-solving techniques. Heat, thermodynamics, waves, geometrical and physical optics, and atomic structure are studied. Topics include temperature, thermal expansion of solids, ideal gases, kinetic theory, heat transfer and calorimetry, the first and second law of thermodynamics, transverse and longitudinal wave motion, superposition of waves, synthesis of complex wave forms, electromagnetic radiation, law of reflection, law of refraction, imaging, interference, diffraction, polarization, atomic and nuclear physics.


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