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Subject: Online or Distance Learning Physics Courses
Category: Science > Physics
Asked by: 3inx5in-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 22 Oct 2006 20:03 PDT
Expires: 21 Nov 2006 19:03 PST
Question ID: 775940
Please provide several links to different three credit, online or
distance learning courses in Physics that cover Electricity, Magnetism
and Optics from accredited universities.

Clarification of Question by 3inx5in-ga on 02 Nov 2006 15:00 PST
This course would be the second course in a three semester
calculus-base physics sequence: after mechanics and before modern
Subject: Re: Online or Distance Learning Physics Courses
Answered By: umiat-ga on 05 Nov 2006 15:33 PST
Hello, 3inx5in-ga!

 I have spent quite a bit of time looking for online physics classes.
Unfortunately, of those that are offered online, very few meet your
criteria. Here are the only three I found!


 I have had good experience with BYU Independent Study classes. You
can go at your own place and enroll any time during the year. This is
the best physics class I have found pertaining to your criteria.

Description - Continuation of PHSCS 105 (Introductory Applied Physics,
Part 1). Topics include electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear
physics, and optics. 17 lessons, 1 submitted; 6 proctored midcourse;
proctored final.

Course Content  Credits: 3
Tuition: $ 390.00 

   1. Electric Forces and Electric Fields
   2. Electric Energy and Capacitance
   3. Curent and Resistance
   4. Direct Current Circuits
   5. Magnetism
   6. Induced Voltage and Inductance
   7. Alternating Circuits and Electromagnetic Waves
   8. Reflection and Refraction of Light
   9. Mirrors and Lenses
  10. Wave Optics
  11. Optical Instruments
  12. Relativity
  13. Quantum Physics
  14. Atomic Physics
  15. Nuclear Physics
  16. Nuclear Energy and Elementary Particles
  17. Assignment to be Submitted

 More BYU online physics classes can be found here:


* This is last summer's offering. The new online schedule is not out
yet. You will need to check back.

PY 112 Physics II Lecture, 3 Credits (3 Lecture hours) Prerequisite: PY 111

Electricity and Magnetism, (Heat), Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics,
and an elementary introduction to Relativity and Quantum Theory.

Syllabus - Department of Physics - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

III. Course Outline

Part 1

Electricity and Magnetism
1. Electric Charges and Electric Fields (Ch 16)
2. Electric Potential and Capacitance (Ch 17)
3. Electric Current and Resistance (Ch 18)
4. Magnetism (Ch 19)
5. Electromagnetic Induction (Ch 20)
6. Alternating-Current Circuits (Ch 21)

Part 2
Light and Optics
7. Geometrical Optics (Ch 22)
8. Optical Instruments (Ch 23)
9. Wave Optics (Ch 24)

Part 3
Modern Physics
10. Relativity (Ch 25)
11. The Discovery of Atomic structure (Ch 26)
12. Origins of Quantum Theory (Ch 27)
13. Quantum Mechanics (Ch 28)
14. The Nucleus (Ch 29)
15. Lasers, Holography, and Color (Ch 30)
16. Condensed Matter (Ch 31)
17. Elementary Particle Physics (Ch 3


PHYS 103/25E (UNC-Chapel Hill) General Physics

 PHYS 103/25E is an algebra-based college course in general physics.
It is the second course in a two-course sequence that covers all the
basic areas of physics.

* This course covers electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. 

In addition to presenting the various physical principles that apply
in the areas of physics, the courses develop skills in thinking
through problems, applying basic principles, expressing problems in
mathematical terms and equations, solving mathematical equations to
obtain numerical results, and expressing and comparing those numerical
results with experimental results.  The problem-solving skills you
learn here can often be applied to other areas of intellectual inquiry
outside of physics.  High school teachers can take this course as PHYS
125E under special arrangement with the instructor. If you are
interested in this option, contact Professor Rowan. You will be
required to complete the online work of PHYS 103/25E, the final exam,
and a term paper. Prerequisite: PHYS 102/24E and a good knowledge of
algebra and trigonometry. Restrictions: This online course is not open
to UNC-Chapel Hill students. This course does not include the lab
component. The lab (PHYS 105L/25L, Section 400) can be taken during a
later semester if the student is admitted to UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Credit hours: 3, lower level
    Submitted assignments: 19
    Instructor: Larry Rowan, PhD
    Required textbooks and equipment: Serway and Faughn, College
Physics Vol. 2 , 7th edition (2005); Serway and Faughn, Study Guide
and Solution Manual for College Physics Vol. 2, 7th edition (2005); a
basic scientific calculator


I hope these help!


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