PHYS 152 Physics II: Waves and Matter
Content: Oscillating phenomena in nature and the building blocks of matter. Masses on springs, pendula, waves on strings, sound waves, light waves. Optics including the action of lenses, examples of diffraction, interference. Wave-particle duality of light and the electron. Quantum mechanics, behavior of electrons in atoms, atoms in molecules, protons and neutrons in nuclei, quarks in protons and neutrons. Students may not earn credit for both PHYS 142 and PHYS 152. Lecture, Lab.
Prerequisites: PHYS 141 or PHYS 151. MATH 132 (may be taken concurrently).
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 5.
...or PHYS 151 Physics I: Motion PHYS 142 Introductory General Physics II or PHYS 152...
...Motion ( PHYS 151 ) , Physics II: Waves and Matter ( PHYS 152 ) , Physics III: Electromagnetism ( PHYS 251...