PHYS 116 - General Physics II
Session 2: July 7 – August 12
Classical mechanics, heat, and electromagnetism. A calculus-based presentation of basic physical principles for students interested in the sciences or mathematics.
This course is the second half of an calculus based comprehensive survey of basic physics. This course covers topics in mechanics (gravitation, equilibrium, fluids), electricity and magnetism (the study of forces, fields, circuits, and waves), and optics (electromagnetic waves, light) at a level appropriate for beginning physics majors, pre-medical students and science majors. We will cover approximately three chapters every week or a bit more. The goal of this course is to train your physical intuition, to give you a basic understanding of electricity and magnetism in the world around us, and to teach you the tools needed for effective problem-solving.
Textbook: Fundamentals of Physics, 9ed (ninth edition). Halliday, Resnick, Walker.
Online Subscription: ExpertTA
Dates: July 7 – August 12
Course: PHYS 116
Credit Hours: 4
Mathematics 149R or equivalent
NS Natural Sciences requirement
QR Quantitative Reasoning requirement
IB Math requirement
IID Laboratory Science requirement
(when taken with corresponding lab course PHYS 116L)
The above requirements are from the Randolph College general education program. Check with your home institution to see if this course fulfills your requirements.
Tuition & Fees:
$32.50 ExpertTA subscription
Textbooks and other course materials can be purchased separately from the source of your choosing.
B.S., University of California – Santa Barbara; M.S., University of Virginia
Jeff Steele is an experienced and skilled physics educator who has been recognized as both a Master Teacher for NASA Langley Virginia Aerospace and Technology Scholars and a Physics Master Teacher Leader (PMTL) Teacher Advisor for the American Association of Physics Teachers.
He is the author of supplementary material for 5 Steps to a 5: AP Physics 1 Elite Student Edition, 2017-2018 and a reader for the AP Physics exams.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Physics Education from the University of Virginia. He has taught physics at Randolph College, University of Lynchburg and the University of Virginia.