Introduction to Physics II | Department of Physics

Introduction to Physics II

This is a continuation of PHY 101 and is meant for engineers and non-physics majors. The course will introduce students to Electricity and Magnetism, Maxwell’s equations, Light as an electromagnetic wave, and Wave optics. 
Vector calculus: Gradient, Divergence, Curl and fundamental theorems of vector calculus. Basic laws in electricity and magnetism, Classical image problem, displacement current and continuity equation, Maxwell’s Equations, electromagnetic wave equation and its propagation in free space, conducting media and dielectric medium, Poynting theorem, Electromagnetic spectrum. 
Wave Optics: 
Interference of light waves: Young’s double slit experiment, displacement of fringes, Interference in thin films 
Diffraction: Fresnel’s and Fraunhofer’s class of diffraction, diffraction from single, double & N- Slits, Gratings. 
Polarization: Concept of Polarization in electromagnetic waves, types of polarized waves.

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