- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 107
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryPhysics 112 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging physics topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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By the end of this course, you'll be able to analyze and apply foundational physics concepts, such as electrostatics, energy transfers, and electromagnetic waves.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
- You may use the formula sheet provided in the 'Physics 112' chapter.
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- Blank scratch paper
- Pen or pencil
- A non-graphing, scientific calculator (We'll provide you access to Desmos scientific calculator during the final exam.)
- Periodic table, statistics charts, etc.
- Formula sheet provided in the 'Studying for Physics 112' chapter
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain the three means of heat is transferred and give examples for each.
- Restate the first and second laws of thermodynamics in their own words.
- Apply the ideal gas law to calculate the pressure, volume or temperature of an ideal gas.
- Discuss the characteristics of the different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Demonstrate ray tracing techniques for lenses and mirrors.
- Calculate the electric field generated by a charge at a given distance.
- Explain the relationship between moving electric charges and magnetic fields.
- Calculate the changes we see (length contraction, time dilation) due to things moving at relativistic speeds.
- Paraphrase what wave-particle duality means for material objects such as electrons or planets.
There are no prerequisites for this course, buy Physics 111 is recommended.
Physics 112 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE & NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Physics 112 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Physics 112 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Energy Transfers in Physics||Discusses energy transfer, closed and open systems, as well as radiation and the Stefan-Boltzman Law.|
|Heat Transfer & Interaction||Walks through the basics of measuring temperature, heat and energy diagrams and latent heat, plus thermal expansion and phase changes.|
|Basics of Thermodynamics||Outlines the first and second law of thermodynamics, entropy and heat efficiency.|
|Ideal Gas Law & Kinetic Theory||Identifies the kinetic molecular theory, the ideal gas law and deviations from the idea gas law involving real gases.|
|Light & Electromagnetic Waves||Describes electromagnetic waves and the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as color, the polarization of light and Malus's law.|
|Mirrors & Lenses in Geometric Optics||Explains plane and spherical mirrors, the thin lens equation, ray tracing in convex and concave mirrors and Snell's law.|
|Basics of Electrostatics||Defines electric charges, electric fields and Coulomb's law.|
|Magnetism Basics||Explores how magnetic fields are created, the Lorentz force law and how magnetic fields are calculated from currents, plus electromagnetic induction and Lenz's law.|
|Series, Parallel & Combined Circuits||Details electric current and electrical resistance, Ohm's law and its formula as well as energy transfers in circuits.|
|Capacitors, Inductors & Alternating Current||Describes R-L-C series circuits, capacitors and alternating current power calculations.|
|Modern Quantum Theory||Provides an overview of the Bohr model, the wave nature of matter and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, as well as various quantum physics theories.|
|Basic Nuclear Physics||Discusses Henri Becquerel's atomic theory and the causes and effects of radiation, plus fission, fusion and carbon dating.|
|General and Special Relativity||Outlines the relationship between light and relativity, plus time dilation, space contraction and the theory of special relativity.|
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
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|Completed all lessons in Physics 112: Physics II course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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