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Spring 2014 Semester
Apr 26, 2017
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PHYS 1147 - Physics for Life Sciences 2
Continues PHYS 1145. Covers heat, electricity, vibrations and waves, sound, geometrical optics, and nuclear physics and radioactivity. The application of physics to a variety of problems in the life and health sciences is emphasized. Electricity topics include electrostatics, capacitance, resistivity, direct-current circuits, and RC circuits. Vibrations and waves topics include simple harmonic motion and wave motion. Sound topics include wave characteristics, the ear, Doppler effect, shock waves, and ultrasound. Optics topics include reflection, mirrors, refraction, total internal reflection, fiber optics, lenses, the eye, telescopes, and microscopes. Nuclear physics and radioactivity topics include atomic nucleus, radioactivity, half-life, radioactive dating, detectors, nuclear reaction, fission, fusion, radiation damage, radiation therapy, PET, and MRI. A laboratory is included. Prereq. PHYS 1145 or PHYS 1149. Coreq. PHYS 1148.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, UG College of Science

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

PHYS 1148

Undergraduate level PHYS 1145 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PHYS 1149 Minimum Grade of D-

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