Tompkins Cortland Community College

PHSC213 - Physics III (Waves,Optics & Modern Phys)

This is the third semester of a three-semester calculus-based physics course. Topics include wave motion, sound, electromagnetic waves, relativity, geometrical and wave optics, polarization, duality of waves and particles, atomic theory, quantum mechanics, and nuclear and particle physics. A calculator capable of solving systems of linear equations is required. PHSC 213 fulfills the SUNY General Education Natural Sciences requirement. Prerequisites: PHSC 212; MATH 203; RDNG 099 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100. 4 Cr. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.). Spring semester.