PHYS142: Introductory Physics II, with Lab


(This course, normally taught by Dr. Frosso Seitaridou, is being taught by Dr. Segre in the Spring of 2015 while Dr. Seitaridou is on Sabbatical)

Catalog Description:

Spring only. Four credit hours. Prerequisite: PHYS141. Optics, electricity and magnetism, and concepts of special relativity. Physics 141 and 142 are appropriate courses to satisfy a one-year physics requirement for professional schools. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Physics 141 and 142 are appropriate courses to satisfy a one-year physics requirement for professional schools.

  • PHYS142 Spring 2015 Syllabus - Dr. Segre

Course Material


We will cover the following topics in PHYS142:

  • Electric Forces and Fields
  • Electrical Energy and Capacitance
  • Current and Resistance
  • Direct Current Circuit
  • Magnetism
  • Induced Voltages and Inductance
  • AC circuits
  • Reflection and Refraction of Light
  • Mirrors and Lenses
  • Wave Optics
  • Relativity (if time allows)


The textbook is by Serway and Vuille
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