Course Code PHYS 122
Course Title Waves, Electricity and Magnetism
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Spring 2021
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

Simple harmonic motion, resonance, damped harmonic motion, complex numbers, wave motion and sound, electrostatic force and potential, electric current and power, capacitors, DC circuits, LRC circuits, introduction to magnetic fields Lorentz Force. [Offered: W, S; also offered online: S]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: One of PHYS 111 (minimum grade 70%), 115, 121, ECE 105.
  • Corequisite: One of MATH 127, 137, 147.
  • Antirequisite: PHYS 112, 125
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) Science students must also take PHYS 122L (or PHYS 132L if they intend to follow any Physics or Mathematical Physics Plan).
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