PHY 102 – Physics for Biologists and Chemists

Instructor

Apostolos Skouroupathis

Content

Mechanics: Work, energy, momentum, torque, angular momentum, oscillations, fluid mechanics. Electricity and Magnetism: Electric fields, potential, dipoles, polarization, dielectrics, electric oscillations, magnetism in matter, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, alternating current circuits, electromagnetic radiation, semiconductors. Wave Motion - Optics: Interference and diffraction of light waves, polarization of light, chemical applications of polarization and of light scattering, Bragg’s Law, absorption and emission spectra.

Assesment

The final grade mark is based on a midterm exam (40%) and the final exam (60%).

Course Description

Bibliography

  • ‘Physics Principles with Applications’, 6th edition, D. Giangoli (English Language)
  • «Πανεπιστημιακή Φυσική» - Τόμος Α και Β– H. Young and R. Freedman – translation in greek – publ. Παπαζήση.
  • «Physics for Scientists and Engineers » - R. Serway and J. Jewett – translation in greek – publ. Κλειδάριθμος.
  •  «Φυσική» Τόμος Α, ΤΟΜΟΣ Β, Haliday-Resnick-Walker, Εκδόσεις Gutenberg, (Ελληνική μετάφραση)