BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Introduction to Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics



$ 579.00

Instructor: Grant W Hart PhD
Credits: 3.00

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MATH 112 (Calculus 1) and PHSCS 121 (Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics).


Waves, thermal physics, optics, special relativity, and introduction to modern physics.

Course Content:

  1. Fluids
  2. Waves
  3. Wave Interference
  4. Heat and Work
  5. Heat Engines
  6. Optics
  7. Light Interference
  8. Relativity
  9. Quantum Physics
  10. Nuclear Physics

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Partially satisfies the Brigham Young University core Physical Science requirement. Either the 6th or 7th edition of the textbook can be used; please see the syllabus for details. The same textbook, Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Serway (7th edition, containing chapters 1-46, ISBN 0495112453) can be used for PHSCS 121, PHSCS 123, and PHSCS 220.

   No Materials required for this course!