I. Oscillations About
C h a p t e r
1 3 ,
1 - 6
A. Simple Harmonic
Periodic motion: Motion that regularly
Earth around the sun.
Pendulum of a clock.
Simple harmonic motion: Periodic motion
with a sinusoidal function of
II. Waves and Sound
Walker Chapter 14
A. What is a Wave?
Roughly, a wave is a disturbance that propagates through space.
It transfers energy and/or information without transferring
Two central concepts in physics are
Walker Chapters 19 and 20
A. Electric Charge
In about 600BC, the Greeks
observed that when they rubbed
amber (fossilized resin of
coniferous trees) with wool, the
amber could attract other
objects, such as bits of str
IV. Electric Circuits
Walker Chapters 20 and 21
So far, weve only considered static charges.
Now, lets get (slowly) to moving charges.
Consider two bodies carrying equal and opposite charges.
Consider two bodies carrying
Walker Chapter 26
A. The Nature of Light
1. Introduction You dont need to know this!
Light is both a particle and a wave (quantum physics duality not understood)
In classical physics (phys 112), light is a wave.
Specically, it is transvers
Walker Chapters 22 and 23
A. The Magnetic Field
1. Permanent Magnets
Magnets have been known about for thousands of years.
Magnet in greek means stone from Magnesia, an area
where lodestones could be found.
A lodestone is naturally magnetiz