Topics include the measurement of heat, the effects of heat on matter, and the transfer of heat. Theory and mathematical analysis of vibrational motion, sound transmission, and wave characteristics. Topics in electromagnetism. Selected topics in light including reflection, refraction, dispersion, interference, diffraction, polarization, and optical instruments.
Prerequisite: PHYS 107 or permission of instructor
4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
This course satisfies SUNY General Education Requirements for “Natural Sciences”.
These credits count toward the Math and/or Science (List B) requirements for graduation.