2017-2018 Catalog

PHYS 117 Waves and Thermal Physics

An introduction to the physics of waves with examples from optics acoustics and modern physics. Also an introduction to thermodynamics including the first and second law of thermodynamics kinetic theory heat transport and phase transitions. Includes one three-hour lab per week.


4 units


PHYS 110 or PHYS 115; and Calculus 2 (may be taken concurrently)

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science