- Final Exam: May 14, 2:45-4:45 PM. Room TBA:
202 is the second
semester of a 2-semester introduction to physics that is designed
mainly for engineering students. The main topics are electricity,
magnetism, light, optics, and sound. There are two lectures, two
discussions and one three-hour lab per week. Our goal is to help you
develop an understanding and intuition for physics so that you can
solve practical problems. The way to accomplish this goal is by
thinking about and solving lots of problems and experimenting in the
lab. We hope that Physics 202 will develop the critical thinking and
collaborative skills you will need in your future career.
Administrative announcements about the course, examinations, etc., will
be made in lecture and will sometimes be sent out by email, as well as
announced on this page. All course information is also available on the
course home page (see the links to the left for subcategories).
Be sure to watch for updates!
Physics 201 or equivalent.
- Text: Serway/Jewett,
Physics for Scientists & Engineers Vol II, 8th ed. (all materials available
Manual: Rollefson, Richards, and Winokur Laboratory Experiments in
notebook: Spiral bound, preferably with cross-hatched ruling. Bring to
trig, exponential, and log functions. Know its use and bring it charged