PHY 102 – Physics for Biologists and Chemists


Apostolos Skouroupathis


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.


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

Course Description


  • ‘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)