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1 Introductory Physics II Welcome and Congratulations b This is the largest class I have ever had at SMU. Let’s work together to make it the best one. b I congratulate you on making this wise decision to learn physics, especially Electricity and Magnetism, the knowledge that modernized the world. h The first unification theory that brought energy to the world. h The first force (interaction) we actually understand that provides scientific foundations to advances in chemistry, biology, material science, semiconductor industry and physics itself. b More people realize the importance of physics.
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2 Introductory Physics II What is physics and why we shall study physics? Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics leads to great discoveries (power generators, computers, lasers, world wide web, check www.cern.ch for details) that change our lives. Physicists invent, engineers improve . Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course PHYS 1304 taught by Professor Ye during the Spring '08 term at SMU.

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