Spring Semester 2023

PHYS 2212 -- Principles of Physics II

What causes the natural phenomenon of lightning and why should you stay in your
car during a lightning storm? How does current flow through circuits to power up
our devices? How do magnetiic forces work? How do motors and generators work?
What is the nature of light and how does it travel through space? These are some
of the questions that this calculus-based course will touch upon.



Previous Courses:

Fall Semester 2022

PHYS 3710 -- Modern Physics 

Course Overview

The topics covered in this course constitute the two fundamental pillars of Modern Physics: relativity and quantum physics. The main objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the physical laws and phenomena that constitute the framework leading to special relativity and quantum mechanics. In particular, students will strengthen their knowledge of special relativity and explore aspects of the quantum theory of wave/particle duality and its probabilistic interpretation. The Schrödinger equation will be examined in detail, along with its solutions for simple potentials. The properties of the one-electron atom will be described. Students will also study applications of quantum principles to atomic, molecular and nuclear structures.


PHYS 2212L -- Principles of Physics II  Laboratory

Course Overview

This is an introductory laboratory for the calculus-based course on electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. The student will be able to apply the concepts of electric field and electric currents to problems in the laboratory, and perform measurements on magnetic fields and induction, optics, and elementary quantum physics phenomena. The analysis of sources of error and formal propagation of uncertainties will also be developed, along with graphical techniques and least-squares fits.


Spring Semester 2022

PHYS 1112 -- Introductory Physics II

SYLLABUS [UPDATED 01/07/2022].

Fall Semester 2021

PHYS 1112 -- Introductory Physics II.