Prerequisites: 74:161 or 74:151 with "B-" or better grade and 62:181 or permission of Instructor.
Cannot be held with: 74:132 or 74:152.
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 62:182 Calculus concurrently.
3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week , one term
Successors: 42:269, 62:276, 62:364, 74:254, 74:269, 74:272, 74:273, 74:275, 74:276, 74:284, 74:364, 94:254.
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 74:162 in the BU Course Transfer Database.