General Physics II


The second semester of a calculus-based course for students in health or life sciences. Core topics: electric fields, circuits, magnetic fields, Faraday's law, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, properties of light, geometric optics, wave optics. Additional possible topics: optical instrumentation, quantum physics, selected applications. Students must enroll in Physics 142LA lecture, lab and discussion sections to receive credit. Closed to students having credit for Physics 152L, 153L or 162D. Prerequisite: Physics 141L, 141LA, 151L, or 161D. Open only to students in the Duke Marine Lab. Taught in Beaufort at Duke Marine Lab.

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Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Typically Offered
Spring Only