Applications of Physics: A Modern Perspective


Intended principally for students in engineering and the physical sciences as a continuation of Physics 152L. Topics include: mechanics from a microscopic perspective, the atomic nature of matter, energy, energy quantization, entropy, the kinetic theory of gases, the efficiency of engines, electromagnetic radiation, the photon nature of light, physical optics and interference, waves and particles, applications of wave mechanics. For credit, enrollment in Phy 153L, lab and discussion (Phy 153L9, 153D) sections required. (Closed to students having credit for Physics 142L or 162D). Prerequisites: Physics 152L and Mathematics 212 or instructor's permission. Instructor: Springer


Prerequisite: Physics 152L and Mathematics 212, or permission of instructor

Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Typically Offered
Spring Only