Basic Physics II

PHYS 103 Basic Physics II is an algebra-based survey of the basics of electromagnetism and modern physics.  This course is suitable for those pursuing studies in the life sciences or others who do not plan to pursue careers in the physical sciences or engineering.  We first study electrostatics of particles.  This leads into electric circuits involving resistors and capacitors.  Next we look at magnetism.  Finally we investigate topics applicable to life sciences, such as electromagnetic waves, sound, and nuclear physics.  The lab component of the course is an opportunity to reinforce concepts and content from the course, and to develop experimental method and reporting results.

PHYS 102 or equivalent with a minimum of 60%