PHYS& 223 : Engineering Physics III

Electromagnetic waves, optics, waves in matter, and experiments in these topics for physical science and engineering majors. (E)


Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of MATH& 163; PHYS& 222, or permission of instructor.

Course Outcomes

  1. Describe, explain, and use the relationship between periodic motion and waves in one, two, and three dimensions to analyze and solve problems of energy transport.
  2. Describe, explain, and use concepts of geometric optics to understand principles of wave vs particle optics, and analyze and solve problems about wave-particle duality.
  3. Describe, explain, and use concepts relating to fluids to analyze and solve problems.
  4. Describe, explain, and use principles of thermodynamics to solve thermodynamics problems, including entropy and energy degradation.
  5. Design, carry out, and interpret experiments in the laboratory to answer electricity and magnetism questions during lab, as well on assessments.