University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 2503.001

Physics III: Intro to Waves, Optics, and Special Relativity

Session: Fall 2014 (9/02-12/10)
Instructor: Michael Zudov (e-mail: zudov001 @
Time: 1535 MTWF
Location: Phys 166

This is the third semester of a 4-semester introductory course in physics for students in sciences and engineering which began with Physics 1301W/1302W and is completed by Physics 2601 in the following semester. The topics include: mechanical and electromagnetic waves , optics, and special relativity. Thermodynamics is covered at the sophomore level in the 3-credit Physics 2201 course, and is therefore not included in 2503. This course is recommended for physics majors, aero-engineering students, and anybody who plans to take Phys 2601 as their introduction to quantum physics. Students who plan to take only 3 semesters of physics, should take Physics 2303.

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