Course Equivalents
Course Equivalents for PHYS 1220 at Ridgewater College in Spring 2020 (Jan  May)
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AnokaRamsey Community College
PHYS 1328  College Physics II  6 credits
Natural Science (03)

(MnTC Goal 3)
Prerequisites (must have a grade of C or better): PHYS 1327 and MATH 1401 or concurrent enrollment
Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Successful completion of MATH 1401
This is the second semester of a twosemester sequence of introductory physics for students with any major. This course uses a calculusbased mathematical representation. This course also meets requirements for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, and computer science. Topics include electricity, magnetism, DC and AC electrical circuits, electromagnetism, and geometrical and physical optics.
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Bemidji State University
PHYS 2102  Physics II Lab/Physics II  0/5 credits
Natural Science (03)

Continuation of a calculusbased introductory physics sequence, with laboratory. Topics include heat and thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, electrical circuits, light, and optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 2101, MATH 2471. Pre/Corequisite MATH 2472 or consent of instructor. Liberal Education Goal Area 3 (LC).
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Century College
PHYS 1082  Introductory Physics II  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

This course is the second course in a comprehensive twosemester sequence in introductory physics. The topics of wave motion, geometric optics, and electricity and magnetism are introduced at the level of calculus. The course presents these topics as a foundation for further studies in science while at the same time developing problemsolving skills that will be useful for students in practically any endeavor they choose to undertake.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1081 and MATH 1081.
Recommendation(s): Concurrently enrolled in MATH 1082.
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Hibbing Community College
PHYS 2021  General Physics 2  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

General Physics 2 is the second course in the physics sequence for students majoring in physical science and engineering as well as liberal arts studies. This course focuses on thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics. MNTC Goal Area: (3)Natural Sciences. PREREQUISITES: PHYS 2010: General Physics 1
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Inver Hills Community College
PHYS 1082  Calculus Based Physics II  5 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02) 
Explores topics in electricity and magnetism, light and optics. This course is a continuation of Physics 1081. Prerequisites: PHYS 1081 and MATH 1133.
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Itasca Community College
PHYS 1202  General Physics II  4 credits
Natural Science (03)

This course continues the calculusbased treatment of introductory physics begun in Physics 1201. Course topics include electricity, magnetism, electrical circuits, electromagnetic waves and optics. This course meets MTC areas 2 and 3.
Prerequisite(s): Phys 1201 and Math 1122
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Lake Superior College
PHYS 2202  General Physics II  5 credits

This is the second course in the calculusbased physics sequence designed for science and engineering majors. It focuses on the study of waves and vibration, sound, light, electric field and forces, electric energy, circuits, magnetism and electromagnetism. (Prerequisites: PHYS2201 or equivalent or instructor's consent) (4 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
PHYS 1221  Physics for Science and Engineering 2  6 credits
Natural Science (03)

Topics include waves and electricity and magnetism, as well as optics if time permits. This course satisfies the physics requirement for engineering, premed and chemistry majors. You must register for a lab section which is an integral part of this course. This course is also appropriate for liberal arts students seeking General Education credits.
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
PHYS 1412  University Physics II  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

Meets MnTC Goal Area 3. Prerequisite: MATH1134. This course is open to all students but is especially suited for engineering students. The course is a continuation of Physics 1411, University Physics I. However, it may be taken without having taken Physics 1411. Topics include thermodynamics, selected topics in electricity and magnetism, DC and AC circuit theory, optics, light and electromagnetic radiation, atomic physics, spectroscopy, lasers, photonics and nuclear physics. Lab equipment is used to illustrate these concepts. A mastery of college algebra as well as knowledge of calculus and trigonometry is essential for success in this course. Lab is required.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead
PHYS 201  General Physics II & Lab  4 credits
Natural Science (03)

Calculusbased study of general physics presented in a guided activitybased format which integrates laboratory and lecture using cooperative learning techniques. Includes electric charges, electric fields, capacitance electric circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction and an introduction to optics. MnTC Goal 3.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
PHYS 222  General Physics II  3 credits

Designed for science and engineering students. Calculusbased physics. Covers electrical charge and field; magnetic field and its sources; current and resistance; simple DC and AC circuits; and electromagnetic induction. Lecture only. (Associated laboratory course is PHYS 232.) Prereq: MATH 122 with a "C" or better; and PHYS 221 with a "C" or better. Fall, Spring
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
PHYS 2122  General Physics II  5 credits

Uses laboratory centered instruction with both computer and calculator based investigations. This course in the fundamentals of physics is for students intending to study engineering or the sciences. Calculus and vectors are used throughout. Topics include heat, thermodynamics, heat engines, electric fields, Gauss' Law, electric and gravitational potential, electrical circuits, capacitance, magnetism, electromagnetism, electronics, and radioactivity. Prerequisite: PHYS 2121 and MATH 1121 with MATH 1122 being taken concurrently or before.
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Normandale Community College
PHYS 1122  Physics 2 for Scientists and Engineers  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

A continuation of Physics 1121. This course uses calculus. Topics include wave phenomena, electricity, magnetism, Maxwells equations, and physical optics. This course meets requirements for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or the sciences. Lecture 4 periods, Lab 2 periods. Meets MnTC Goal 3 (Natural Science) competencies a, b, and c, and MNTC Goal 2 (Critical Thinking) competencies a, b, and c. Prerequisite: PHYS 1121, MATH 1520; Recommended: concurrent enrollment in MATH 2510 (preferred) or MATH 2520.
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Riverland Community College
PHYS 2502  General Physics Lab II  1 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02) 
This course is designed to be taken concurrently with the General Physics Theory course sequence, and it is strongly recommended that it be taken with the second of those courses. The overall laboratory course sequence is designed to familiarize student with laboratory techniques and instruments used to perform experiments in physics. Students have the opportunity to test and verify some of the basic principles of physics learned in the theory course. This lab is a continuation of PHYS 2501. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2102. MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (1 Cr  0 lect, 1 lab)
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COMBINED WITH  
PHYS 2102  General Physics II  4 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02) 
This course is a continuation of General Physics I, PHYS 2101. Topics included are heat, thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism. Concurrent registration in its laboratory based companion course, PHYS 2502, is mandatory. Prerequisite: PHYS 2101. MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (4 Cr  4 lect, 0 lab)
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Rochester Community and Technical College
PHYS 1128  Classical Physics II  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

This course is the second semester of a twosemester introduction to classical physics using the mathematics of vectors and calculus. Students should either have already taken or be concurrently enrolled in Calculus II (MATH 1128). Topics studied include temperature, heat, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, electrostatics, electric and magnetic fields, simple DC circuits, Kirchhoff's Laws, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, resistance, capacitance, inductance, AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, geometric and physical optics. These topics are studied through lecture, discussion, interactive problemsolving, demonstrations, handson laboratories, and independent work. Emphasis is on both conceptual learning and problem solving. The laboratory experience will provide the student with opportunities for discovery, measurement, report writing and data analysis. (Prerequisites: MATH 1127).
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Saint Paul College
PHYS 2710  General Physics 2 (with Calculus)  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

Continuation of General Physics 1 (with Calculus). Topics include: Wave Phenomenon, Fluids, Electricity and Magnetism; electrical circuits, light and optics and modern physics. Designed to fulfill physics requirements for students in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, and other related science fields. Class includes lecture and lab. (Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2700 General Physics 1 with a grade of C or better) (MnTC: Goal 3) 5C/4/1/0
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Southwest Minnesota State University
PHYS 182L  University Physics II Lab  1 credits

Introductory calculusbased physics course for students pursuing fields in engineering, physics, and chemistry. Topics include Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws, simple harmonic motion, wave motion, thermodynamics, electrostatics, simple DC/AC circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics. Emphasizes the use of vectors and calculus in problemsolving.
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COMBINED WITH  
PHYS 182  University Physics II  4 credits

This is the second course in a twosemester calculus level sequence covering fundamental concepts of physics. This is the preferred sequence for students majoring in physical science or engineering. Topics include electrostatics, simple DC/AC circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics. Emphasizes the use of vectors and calculus in problemsolving.
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St. Cloud State University
PHYS 235  Classical Physics II  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

Waves, normal modes, and sound; electrical force, fields, and potentials; capacitance and dielectrics; current and resistance; DC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; induction, AC current; EM waves; geometric and wave optics; optical instruments. Lab. Prereq.: Grades of C or better in MATH 221 and PHYS 234. Coreq.: MATH 222. 5 Cr. F, S. Goal 3.
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College
PHYS 2320  Engineering Physics II  5 credits
Natural Science (03)

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 3 Natural Sciences. This is the second course in an extensive two semester preparation in calculus physics. The main purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview to the principles of physics using calculus. It covers the concepts and principles of physics in the areas of Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics. This course is a foundation for further studies in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and it is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in these fields. The laboratory component associated with this course provides noteworthy experience in various experimental procedures such as laboratory safety, collective learning, designing experiments, data, and error analysis.
Student Learning Outcomes:
* Analyze various theoretical and practical concepts of physics used by engineers, physicist, and other scientific professionals in the areas of electricity, magnetism, and optics.
* Compute electrical force between electric charges using Coulomb's Law.
* Apply Gauss¿s law to calculate electric field distribution.
* Calculate electric potential due to individual charge or distributed charge.
* Define electric field, electric potential, flux, electric potential energy, capacitance, electric current, current density, and electric power
* Explain Coulomb's Law, Gauss's Law, Ohm's Law, Ampere's Law, Faraday's Law, and Lenz's Law.
* Determine the equivalent resistance of numerous resistors connected in series, parallel or combination of both.
* Summarize characteristics of conductors, insulators, semiconductors, and superconductors.
* Evaluate simple Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) circuits applying Kirchhoff's law.
* Estimate the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor, a spherical capacitor, a cylindrical sphere and an isolated sphere capacitor.
* Find the equivalent capacitance of several capacitors connected in series and/or parallel.
* Analyze RC Circuit, RL Circuit and a series LRC Circuit.
* Use BiotSavart law to estimate the magnetic field of a current carrying long straight wire.
* Locate real and virtual images shaped by spherical mirrors and lenses.
* Describe the total internal reflection phenomenon.
* Communicate physics theory and experimental results through presentation to peers and faculty.
* Verify theoretical physics concepts through practical investigation.
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