Physics 5B "Physics for Life Sciences Majors: Thermodynamics, Fluids, Waves, Light, and Optics," 5 units.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; laboratory, two hours. Requisite: course 5A. Thermal properties of matter, free energy, fluids, ideal gas, diffusion, oscillations, waves, sounds, light, and optics, with applications to biological and biochemical systems. P/NP or letter grading.
The topics covered in this class and approximate schedules are listed below. Chapters listed are from University Physics for the Life Sciences, Update Edition by Knight.
|Week||Chapter(s)||Topics covered||Optional sections|
|1||11.4-11.6||Thermal energy and temperature||11.7 Heat pumps|
|2||11.8-11.9, 12.1-12.2||Entropy, Thermal properties of matter|
|3||12.3-12.6, 12.8, 13.1-13.3||Fluids: gases, calorimetry, pressure, buoyancy||12.7 Thermal properties of gases|
|4||13.4-13.7||Fluids: fluid dynamics, viscosity|
|5||14.1-14.6, 15.1-15.3||Oscillations and waves||14.7 Damped oscillations, 14.8 Driven oscillations and resonance|
|6||15.5-15.6, 16.1-16.5||Superposition and standing waves||15.7 Doppler effect, 16.6 Mathematics interference, 16.7 Interferences in 2 and 3 dimensions, 16.8 Beats|
|9||18||Ray optics||18.7 Thin-lens equation|