Semester Hours:4Fall, Spring
Second semester of calculus-based general physics, intended for physical science and STEM majors. Topics covered include the fundamental laws and principles of waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, circuits, light and optics. Students should take the laboratory component PHYS 012B concurrently, unless credit has already been received for the equivalent.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Prerequisites: PHYS 011A and MATH 071, both with a grade of C- or better. Pre- or corequisites: MATH 072 with a grade of C- or better. Students with AP Physics Exam transfer credits should seek advice from the Department of Physics and Astronomy before registering. PHYS 012A applies toward the natural science (NS) distribution requirement only upon successful completion of the corresponding laboratory course PHYS 012B. This course may be taken for full credit by students who already have credit for PHYS 002A; see the Department of Physics and Astronomy for advisement.