Fundamentals of Physics II


Second semester of a two-semester sequence intended for potential physics or biophysics majors. Course discusses basic principles and applications of electrodynamics, including electric fields, Gauss's Law, electric potential, capacitance, DC and AC circuits, magnetic fields, Ampere's Law, electric and magnetic forces, magnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, properties of light, ray optics, and wave optics. Prerequisites: Physics 161D and Math 122 or consent from instructor. Recommended that course is taken concurrently with Physics 165L.
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Typically Offered
Spring Only