MSE 100 Basic Principles of Physics

This course is a review of physics content normally taught at the senior undergraduate level. The course will cover electric field and potential, DC and AC current circuits, magnetism, magnetic induction, electromagnetic waves and optical phenomena (transmission, reflection, diffraction, interference, etc.). Further topics will include Blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, atomic line spectra, Bohr hydrogen atom, de Broglie waves, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, free particle, particle in a box, particle on a ring, simple harmonic oscillation, quantum numbers and angular momentum. Finally, an overview of the first, second, and third laws of Thermodynamics along with heat capacity, enthalpy, thermal conduction is presented.