Concepts of heat, work, internal energy, heat transfer, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Simple harmonic motion, wave motion, harmonic waves, and superposition. Topics in electromagnetism. Properties of light include reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, polarization, the electromagnetic spectrum, and optical instruments.
Prerequisite: PHYS 127 or permission of instructor
4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science