Course Information

PH2033 Waves, Optics, & Thermodynamics

Credits: 3.00

This is the third course of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Water, sound and electromagnetic waves. Reflection, scattering and absorption. Standing waves and spectra. Superposition, diffraction and beats. Geometrical optics. Introduction to thermodynamics; temperature, heat, and entropy. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)

Prerequisites: PH 2021 and PH 2023. Co-requisites: PH 2031, and EX 1.