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Overview

This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course. The course is examined at two levels, with Physics 1A being the lower of the two levels.Electricity and Magnetism: electrostatics, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, magnetic fields and magnetism, Ampere's and Biot-Savart law, Faraday's law, induction and inductance. Physical Optics: light, interference, diffraction, gratings and spectra, polarization. Introductory quantum theory and the wave nature of matter. Introductory solid state and semiconductor physics: simple energy band picture.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 3

Campus

Kensington

Indicative contact hours

8

Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or DPST1023 or PHYS1141; Corequisite: MATH1231 or DPST1014 or MATH1241 or MATH1251

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