PS 12: General Physics II for the Life Sciences, Lecture

Course Number and Title: PS 12 (General Physics II for the Life Sciences, Lecture)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: PS 11, PS 11.1
 

Course Description:
This is the second part of the Physics series for the Life Sciences majors. This course introduces the general concepts of electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics. Topics include electric fields, magnetic fields, induction, properties of light, geometric optics, and nuclear physics.
 

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