Pitt | Swanson Engineering
PHYS 0175

Swanson School of Engineering   - 3 credits 

Enrollment Requirements

  • PREQ: PHYS 0174

Class Description

This is the second term in a two-term (0174 and 0175) introductory sequence in physics for science and engineering students. Subjects covered in Physics 0175 include: electrostatics, electric currents, magnetism, induction, simple AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, geometric and wave optics, followed by an introduction to quantum physics, including photons, the Bohr atom and spectra, and elementary wave mechanics. Students planning to major in physics are urged to take the equivalent honors course (Physics 0476).