Prerequisite: 74:161 or (74:151 with "B-" or better grade) and 62:181 or permission of Instructor.
This course is a calculus-based introduction to waves, optics, electricity and magnetism, and quantum physics. Topics include simple harmonic motion and travelling waves, wave optics, ray optics, modern optics, Coulomb's Law, electric field and potential, electric circuits, Biot-Savart Law, magnetic field and induction, quantization, photoelectric effect, Bohr atom, wave-article duality and uncertainty principle, nuclear decay and subatomic particles. This course, like 74:161, is intended for students considering further studies in physics, engineering or the physical sciences. Students intending to major or minor in physics must also take 62:191 Calculus II concurrently.
Credit cannot be held for this course and 74:152.
3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.
- Instructor: Christopher Pugh