Welcome to Physics 132 - Introduction to the Course

How to Use This Book

Goals for The Course

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics

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For other instructors who may wish to use this book

I. Unit I

Unit I On-a-Page

1. Unit I - Introduction and Context for the Unit

2. Basics of Matter

3. Basics of Particles

4. Review of Conservation of Energy

5. Some Energy-Related Ideas that Might be New or are Particularly Important

6. Basics of Waves

7. Basics of Light

8. Review from Chemistry of Application of Conservation of Energy to Photons and Atoms

9. Matter as a Wave

10. Fundamentals of "Particle in a Box"

11. All Homework Problems

II. Unit II

Unit II On-a-Page

12. Motivating Context for Unit II

13. Introduction to Geometric Optics

14. Producing Images with Geometric Optics

15. Ray Tracing

16. Homework Problems

III. Unit III

17. Unit III On-a-Page

18. Introduction

19. Motivating Context for Unit III

20. Basics of Charge

21. Vector Review

22. Electric Fields

23. Electric Potential

24. Homework Problems

IV. Unit IV

Unit IV On-a-Page

25. Introduction and Motivating Biological Context for Unit IV

26. Current

27. Circuit Elements

28. Circuits

29. Review of Solving Systems of Equations

30. Homework Problems

V. Unit V

Unit V On-a-Page

31. Introduction

32. Magnet Fields and What They Do

33. Sources of Magnetic Fields

34. Homework Problems

Glossary

Prior Syllabus - Fall 2020

Brokk Toggerson

Physics 132: What is an Electron? What is Light? by Brokk Toggerson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.