Catalogue 2012 - 2013

PHYS 124 Physics of the Life Sciences 2


4 cr.


PHYS 123.

Course Description

This course is a calculus-based introduction to the fundamental principles of electricity and magnetism, geometric and wave optics, and modern physics covering applications to chemistry, biology and the life sciences. Emphasis is placed upon problem solving, deduction of solutions from first principles and simple model building. Students gain an understanding of electric forces, potentials and currents, electromagnetic induction and light, geometric and wave optics for sound, light and matter, and modern ideas relating to the structure of matter. Three lecture hours, one three-hour lab.