Peter A. Selkin

Assistant Professor, Environmental Geophysics
IAS, University of Washington, Tacoma
Fall 2009 TESC123: Physics III - Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics
Focuses on waves and optics concepts in physics: thermodynamics, harmonic and standing waves, superposition and interference, Doppler Effect, polarization, diffraction, reflection, refraction and dispersion, Rayleigh scattering, and photoelectric effect and quanta. Includes analyses using calculus and lab activities. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in TESC 122; either TQS 126 or MATH 126, either of which may be taken concurrently.