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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PH1123 - General Physics II

CATALOG DATA:
Two hours lecture, one hour drill, two hours laboratory. Noncalculus-based study of thermal physics, waves, sound, and light.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
Completion and passing of PH 1113
OBJECTIVES:
To develop the student's conceptual understanding of thermodynamics, heat, waves, sound, and optics. To develop the student's problem solving skills in those areas.
TOPICS COVERED:
  1. Vibrations and Waves
  2. Sound
  3. Electromagnetic Waves
  4. Light and Geometrical Optics
  5. Wave Nature of Light
  6. Optical Instruments
  7. Temperature and Kinetic Theory
  8. Heat
  9. Laws of Thermodynamics
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