241 Syllabus

     PHY 241 is the third part of a four-semester sequence in introductory physics offered to engineering and other science and pre-professional majors who have the appropriate background in mathematics and physics. The prerequisite for PHY 241 is PHY 131. Differential and integral calculus will be used regularly throughout the course.

     PHY 241 covers the subjects of thermodynamics and kinetic theory, physical and wave optics, photons and matter waves, and concludes with an introduction to solid state physics and relativity. A detailed list of topics can be found on the lecture schedule which accompanies this syllabus.

     The recommended textbook is University Physics with Modern Physics, by Young and Freedman, Thirteenth Edition, (Addison Wesley, 2012), but many other choices are possible. See our Textbook Options webpage for more information. Reading assignments are keyed to this textbook. At the bookstore, the textbook should come packaged with Mastering Physics. Mastering Physics is required. If you buy a used textbook, then you must buy Mastering Physics separately; it is available online at the Mastering Physics web site and also at the ASU bookstore. Also required is a Turning Point transmitter (available at the bookstore) or Turning Point ResponseWare software.

The text of the syllabus is also available as a pdf file.

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