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Physics 126: General Physics (With Lab)

 

Course Outline


Waves: traveling waves, superposition, standing waves

Wave optics: interference, diffraction

Geometric optics: reflection, refraction, lenses, mirrors

Electricity: electric charge, forces, electric field, current, potential, circuits

Magnetism: magnetic field, induction

Modern physics: Nuclear physics, quantization

 

Organization

Lectures Tu Th 9:25 - 10:40

Problem session (optional)

Laboratory exercises (eight sessions)

Online quizzes and homework (20%)

Term exams (three at 15% each)

Final exam (20%)

Laboratory (15%)

Text: Randall D. Knight, Physics for scientists and engineers: A strategic approach

 

All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.