Physics 402/408

Welcome to the Physics 402/408 resource page! A list of major topics and subtopics are listed below. Click on the blue button to access video tutorials for each topic.  The videos are carefully selected for quality of content, depth of coverage, and alignment with course material.* Use the videos to preview, review, or enhance your understanding of course content.  

Topics

Hooke's Law and Springs

Young's Modulus

Simple Harmonic Motion

Pendulums

Energy in a Spring

Damped Oscillations

Driven Oscillations

Waves

Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

Standing Waves

String Theory

Wave interference

Properties and Production of Sound

Speed of Sound

Decibel Scale

Ultrasound

Doppler Effect

What is Light?

Double Slit Experiment

Split Diffraction

Thin Film Interference

Ray Model of Light

Snell's Law

Law of Reflection

Mirrors

Images

Lenses

The Human Eye

Microscopes

Gases

Specific Heat

Conduction and Radiation

Thermodynamics

Coulomb's Law

Static Electricity

Electric Fields

Electrical Potential Energy

Magnetism

Faraday's Law

Ohm's Law

Batteries

Circuits in series and in parallel

Kirchoff's Law

AC and DC circuits

*The topics listed below are commonly covered in college-level introductory physics courses. This list may not be inclusive of all material covered in your class, but will cover the main ideas. Be sure to review topics not covered below on your own and review only the topics listed on your syllabus.

 

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