2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 222 Fundamentals of Physics II

Second course in a required series for physics majors. An introductory study of electricity and magnetism. Topics covered include: electric force, E-field, Gauss' law, E-potential; currents and circuits, capacitors, RC circuits; magnetic fields, inductance; AC circuits; EM waves; interference and diffraction of light; geometrical optics: Snell's law, refracting lenses, mirrors. Four hours lecture/two hours lab/week. Pre/co-requisites: PHY 221 and MAT 211.