PH202 (Spring 2017)

Welcome to my PH202 homepage!  This is an algebra based physics course covering the following topics:

  • Thermodynamics
    • Kinetic Theory of Gasses;  First Law of Thermodynamics;  Entropy & Second Law of Thermodynamics;  Heat;  Conduction, Convection, and Radiation;  Thermodynamic Cycles;  PV-Diagrams

  • Fluid Mechanics
    • Density;  Pressure;  Hydrostatics;  Buoyancy;  Continuity;  Bernoulli's Principle;  Viscosity

  • Waves & Oscillations

    • Simple Harmonic Oscillators;  Springs & Pendulums;  Damping;  Energy & Intensity;  Doppler Shift;  Superposition of Waves;  Standing Wave Resonance;  Beats

  • Optics
    • Wave optics; ray optics; interference; optical elements.