Physics 102 is a calculus-based first-year university level physics course intended for students planning on a career in the physical sciences or engineering. Topics covered this semester are: Coulomb’s law, electric fields, Gauss’ law, electric potential, capacitance, current, resistance; magnetic fields, Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws with applications, inductance, and LC oscillations. Labs involve quantitative physics experiments with due recognition of systematic and random errors.
Physics 101 followed by Physics 102 constitute a full course and satisfy requirements for 6 credits of first-year physics in the science degree programs at most Canadian universities.
Students who have not previously completed MATH 101 are strongly encouraged to take MATH 101 in the same term as PHYS 102.
Prerequisite: PHYS 101 and MATH 100