# Professor Tracy Webb Reviews

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Prof: Tracy Webb / Winter 2021

May 13, 2021

Introductory course on electricity, magnetism, and optics.

Electricity: Coulomb's Law, electric charges + fields, continuous charge distributions, electric flux, Gauss's Law, electric potential energy + potential difference + electrostatic work, capacitors, conductors + resistors, circuits (Ohm's Law + Kirchhoff's Rules). Magnetism: magnetic fields, magnetic force and torque, magnetic potential energy, Biot - Savart Law, Ampere's Law, Gauss's Law on Magnetism, Lenz's Law, Faraday's Law, EM waves (Maxwell's Equations, Poynting Vector). Optics: Dual nature of light, ray optics (ray diagrams), reflection, refraction, Snell's Law, Huygens's Principle, image formation, magnification, mirrors + lenses, optical instruments + applications, wave optics (Young's Double - Slit Experiment, interference, diffraction)

Really nice and understanding.

Do practice problems and make a "cheat" sheet with all the formulas, definitions, and constants because this course covers a lot of ground. Revisit lecture recordings to take notes because the professor goes pretty fast and in class. Labs appear to be really fun but COVID happened. This course involves integration and basic vector calculus so brush up on those if you're rusty.

**PHYS 142**Delivery:

**Online**Grade:

**A**Attendance:

**Non-Mandatory**Workload:

**Moderate**Textbook Use:

**Optional**

**Assignment Heavy**

**Exam Heavy**