PHYS 186 - College Physics II

College Physics II is the second and final semester of an introduction to the fundamentals of physics. Students continue their exploration of classical physics and also learn about the revolutionary ideas of modern physics. The course requires extensive use of algebra and trigonometry, and pairs discussion of theoretical models with laboratory investigations of physical concepts. Students learn about oscillations and waves, including basic wave and ray optics; electricity and magnetism, including circuits and electromagnetic induction; and modern physics topics such as special relativity, quantum physics, and nuclear physics.

Prerequisite: PHYS 185 - College Physics I  or PHYS 195 - Physics I  with grade of "C" or higher.
Credit(s): 4
Course Attribute(s):
  • STEM Perspective Lab Science course for the Dialogues.
  • Honors Scholar Course.

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