PH 212 General Physics With Calculus

The second of a three-term calculus-based sequence for students in science, engineering and other curricula who are planning to transfer credit to a four-year college or university, or for anyone desiring an understanding of physics principles. Topics include universal gravitation; rotational mechanics and dynamics; static equilibrium; fluid mechanics; simple harmonic motion; waves; superposition of waves; sound; and geometric and physical optics; matter waves. Lab exercises help elucidate physical principles and teach measurement and analysis skills. This is a laboratory class. Recommended: MTH 254 Calculus (taken concurrently) for those students who will take PH 213.




Prerequisite: MTH 252 and PH 211 General Physics with Calculus with a grade of C or better.


Offered Winter Spring only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AGS Math/Science, AS Physical Science, AAOT Science/Math Lab Course,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe and explain physical phenomena in the areas of: simple harmonic motion, rotational motion, traveling waves, and standing waves. Conduct experiments to investigate topics, such as simple harmonic motion or standing wave parameters. Use calculus to solve quantitative simple harmonic motion problems and wave phenomena. Solve physics problems involving superposition of waves. Select ray optics or wave optics methods to solve real world optics problems. Design an experiment, collect data, synthesize data, and report on results.