|PHYS1012||Introductory Physics II||3 ch (3C 1T)|
This course introduces the students to wave phenomena and to electricity and magnetism. Throughout, the concepts related to motion learned in the previous course are used to describe and explain new phenomena. The study of waves introduces the students to propagating, periodic disturbances. In addition to their importance in mechanical phenomena (e.g seismic waves), waves form the basis of both optics and acoustics. The study of electricity and magnetism introduces the student to the concept of charge and to the effects of their surroundings (fields and forces). This course will highlight ties to and applications in the physical sciences.
Prerequisites: PHYS 1011; MATH 1001 or MATH 1003. Students intending to take Physics courses beyond Introductory Physics or continue in the Physical Sciences stream should take MATH 1013 and PHYS 1022 as co-requisites to this course.