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PHY 205: Elementary Physics III

Course Information

Please note that exact details of the course can vary

Professors:

Dr.Peter Nightingale

Semester: Spring/Fall every year
Credits: 3+1 (PHY205/PHY275)
Prerequisites: Credits for having passed PHY203 and PHY273. Concurrent enrollment in PHY275 (lab) and PHY275R (recitation). Successful completion of/or concurrent enrollment in MTH142. If you have previously taken and passed PHY275 (lab), you need not repeat the lab, but you must register for, and attend, a section of PHY275R.

Catalog Description: (3 crs.) Introduction to topics of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, wave motion, acoustics, and optics. (Lec. 3) Pre: PHY 203, credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 243 or MTH 362, and concurrent enrollment in PHY 275. Intended for science or engineering majors. (N)

Course Goals & Outcomes

Upon completion, successful students will be able to:

  • Understand important topics of elementary physics
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Solve calculus based problems pertaining to the course material
  • Apply concepts learned in lecture to experiments conducted in lab

Course Description

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Temperature & Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Heat Engines and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Thermal Properties and Processes
  • Travelling Waves
  • Superposition & Standing Waves
  • Properties of Light
  • Optical Images
  • Interference & Diffraction

 

Contact Information:

Please check eCampus for the professor in charge for the current semester before attempting to contact anyone below.Your inquires may be unanswered or delayed if  not sent  to the correct person.

Prof. A. E. Meyerovich :Alexander_Meyerovich@uri.edu

Prof. Peter Nightingale : nightingale@uri.edu

LEC: (3 crs.) Introduction to topics of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, wave motion, acoustics, and optics. (Lec. 3) Pre: PHY 203, credit or concurrent enrollment in MTH 243 or MTH 362, and concurrent enrollment in PHY 275. Intended for science or engineering majors. (N)

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