This engaging and hands-on laboratory course provides a comprehensive exploration of electrical devices and simulations, fostering a deep understanding of their interplay and practical applications. Through a combination of experimental work and virtual simulations, students will gain valuable insights into the behavior and functioning of various electrical components.

The laboratory sessions will cover a diverse range of topics,
allowing students to work with a variety of electrical devices. These include
resistance meters, direct current (DC) motors, capacitor discharge systems,
radio tuning equipment, current balance setups, magnetic compasses, Hall
probes, solenoids, and transformers. By interacting with these devices,
students will develop practical skills and a solid grasp of their underlying
principles.

In addition to hands-on experimentation, students will also have the opportunity to explore electrical phenomena through immersive lab simulations. These simulations will delve into the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of multiple electrical devices, electrical induction phenomena, and the Hall effect.

- Teacher: Jose Acosta

This course builds upon fundamental concepts in physics and focuses on the application of appropriate mechanical principles to solve real-world situations. Topics explored are equilibrium of forces, moments of a force, kinematics of motion in a straight line, dynamics, connected particles, energy conservation, projectile motion and general motion of a particle.

Additionally, this course also delves into miscellaneous questions, equilibrium of rigid bodies, center of gravity, toppling, sliding, elasticity, as well as advanced questions involving differential equations and math modeling.

Throughout the course, students will participate in practical exercises, simulations, and real-world applications to reinforce their understanding and develop critical thinking skills.

**Pre-requisites for this course are Mechanics I (PH 175) **

- Teacher: Jose Acosta

This comprehensive course focuses on electricity theory with an emphasis on its practical applications. The course provides a thorough exploration of circuit analysis and the laws of electromagnetic induction. Topics in electromagnetism include magnetic fields, electric fields, electromagnetic induction, the Biot-Savart law, Lenz's law, Faraday's law, Fleming's right-hand rule, current balance, and the use of hall probes. In the realm of electricity, the course covers electrostatics, electric devices, Kirchhoff's laws, balanced potentials, potentiometers, and the analysis of practical circuits. Students will gain a deep understanding of these concepts and their relevance in real-world scenarios.

**Pre-requisite for this course is Mechanics I- PH175.**

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- Teacher: Jose Acosta

This course describes the idea that energy at the molecular level determines the physical state of the material and that the molecular structure of the material in that state determines its physical properties. Topics covered are phases of matter, deformation of solids, thermometry, heat transfer, black body radiation, Stefan’s law, Wien’s displacement law, thermal properties of material, laws of ideal gases, average translational kinetic energy of a molecule, and the laws of thermodynamics.

- Teacher: Jose Acosta

This is a supporting laboratory course encompassing investigations such as determining the value of free fall acceleration (g), terminal velocity, Newton’s second law using an inclined plane, the law of conservation of momentum, triangle of forces, moments, and center of gravity under Mechanics 1. Under Matter, topics investigated are Hooke’s constant, young’s modulus, elastic hysteresis, specific heat capacity, Charles’ Law, Boyle’s Law, Newton’s Law of Cooling, the thermocouple, and thermal conductivity.

- Teacher: Jose Acosta

The emphasis in this course is to develop the links between motion, force, and energy. A sound grasp of key principles of elementary mechanics is of substantial importance for topics in all other sections. This course includes SI units, homogeneity of equation, kinematics of motion in a straight line, projectiles, Newton’s law of motion, momentum and its conservation, impulse, work, energy and power, forces, moments, circular motion, and gravitational field.

A high school background in physics can be an advantage.

- Teacher: Jose Acosta