The second semester of the physics sequence. We begin with a review of Oscillation, then Waves (for about 3 weeks), but we mostly cover Electromagnetic Phenomena: Electric fields, Electric Potential, Gauss' Law, Magnetic Fields, Maxwell's Equations.
Physical measurements and analysis of experimental data. The experiments test and apply some basic principles selected from the following fields: mechanics, sound, electromagnetism, optics and modern physics. Experiments and topics may vary each semester. Digital and analog laboratory instruments; computer acquisition and analysis of data. Estimate of systematic and random error, propagation of error, interpretation of results. This course complements three lecture courses, Ph 112, Ph 213, Ph 214.