Physics 2112

Physics 2112 - Physics for Engineers and Scientists II

The goal of this course is for students to develop a basic understanding of the physical concepts involved in electrical and magnetic fields, basic electrical circuits, along with geometrical and physical optics. A significant emphasis will be placed on the basic concepts involved. Calculations and calculus will be used as a tool to study and learn these concepts.

Class Notices

Welcome to Physics 2112 (Fall 2022)

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  • Our next class will take place on Tuesday, December 6th in the lecture room (BIC-3535) starting promply at 12:00 Noon.
  • Lecture notes for some material are being made available.  Click on the desired link(s) below to access.
  • Week 16 Lab: Your last laboratory session will take place on Tuesday, December 6th (if you are enrolled in Section 005) or Thursday, December 8th (if you are enrolled in Section 004).  Your entire lab, "Lab #15: Optics" packet will be due at the start (1:00 PM) of your next session.  You will receive a handout for the next lab.
  • The FlipItPhysics Unit 24 Homework: Poarization will due on Monday, December 5th by 11:30 PM.  Note that you can still receive 50% credit for any part of any problem that you complete within 24 hours of the cut-off time.
  • The FlipItPhysics Unit 26 Pre-lecture and Checkpoint: Mirrors will be due on Tuesday, December 6th by 11:30 AM.  Once the cut-off time has elapsed, you will no longer be able to make changes for credit.
  • The FlipItPhysics Unit 27 Pre-lecture and Checkpoint: Lenses will also be due on Tuesday, December 6th by 11:30 AM.  Once the cut-off time has elapsed, you will no longer be able to make changes for credit.
  • The FlipItPhysics Unit 28 Pre-lecture and Checkpoint: Optical Instrucments will be due on Wednesday, December 7th by 11:30 AM.  Once the cut-off time has elapsed, you will no longer be able to make changes for credit.
  • The FlipItPhysics Unit 24 Homework: Reflection and Refraction will due on Thursday, December 8th by 11:30 PM.  Note that you can still receive 50% credit for any part of any problem that you complete within 24 hours of the cut-off time.
  • The FlipItPhysics Unit 24 Homework: Mirrors will due on Friday, December 9th by 11:30 PM.  Note that you can still receive 50% credit for any part of any problem that you complete within 24 hours of the cut-off time.
  • The FlipItPhysics Unit 24 Homework: Lenses will also be due on Friday, December 9th by 11:30 PM.  Note that you can still receive 50% credit for any part of any problem that you complete within 24 hours of the cut-off time.
  • Quiz #10 covering Ray Optics and POSSIBLY Quiz #11 covering Interference and Diffraction will be scheduled to take place late the last week of classes.
  • The Final Exam is scheduled to take place on Monday, December 12th starting promptly at 12:00 Noon.  Practice exams have been made available (see "Exam Resources" below).  A formula sheet will be provided for the exam.  Click on the "Equations for Final Exam" link below to access a sample. 

Class Resources:

Exam Resources

Lecture Slides

Useful Simulations

General Resources