PHY 113 General Physics II for Physics Majors & Minors
An introduction to thermal physics and special relativity. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, statistical nature of entropy, Lorentz transformations, equivalence of mass and energy. (While this course is required for a physic’s major or minor, it may be taken by an interested student who meets the prerequisites.) The lab will introduce the methodology of experimental design, numerical techniques for solving differential equations, and the writing of scientific papers using LaTeX software. Three class periods and one laboratory each week. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisites: Physics 111 and Mathematics 112 (or concurrent registration).