PHY 252 is the third in the sequence of introductory physics courses
offered to physics majors at ASU. Prerequisites for PHY 252 are MAT 272
and PHY 150/151. A corequisite is PHY 201.
PHY 252 covers the subjects of waves (mechanical waves including sound and
electromagnetic waves including visible light), physical optics, kinetic theory,
and thermodynamics. A detailed list of topics can be found on the
lecture schedule which accompanies this syllabus.
The textbook is Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by Wolfson and
Pasachoff, Third Edition, (Addison Wesley, 1999.) Reading assignments
are keyed to this textbook. At the bookstore, you want to buy
the textbook which does NOT come packaged with Mastering Physics (MP). For
this year only, MP will be provided free of charge to 252 students. See
the Mastering Physics page
on our course web site for information. PRS (Personal Response System)
transmitters will also be provided by the Dept. of Physics.
The text of the syllabus is also available as a
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