PHY102 Course Information

Title:College Physics II
Description: Continuation of Physics 101. The areas explored are thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, wave motion, and geometrical optics. Topics include: temperature; heat, pressure, kinetic energy of gases; the laws of thermodynamics; Carnot cycle; entropy; electric and magnetic forces and fields; electric potential and potential energy; capacitance, resistance and current; Maxwell’s equations; reflection and refraction of light; ray approximation for geometrical optics; and interference, diffraction and polarization of light. Computer-based laboratory work seeks to demonstrate the validity of theoretical descriptions and impart a deeper understanding of physical phenomena and associated concepts.
Prerequisites: Physics 101
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