# PHYSICS 7B

**Course Number: **Physics 7B

**Course Name: **Thermodynamics, electricity, Magnetism

**Unit: **4

**Offered: **FA/SP/SUM

**Requirement Satisfied: **CORE

**Concentration(s): **all

**Summary: **The course is an intro to basic physics concepts involving electricity and magnetism. Course topics expand on AP physics C material. The course follows the textbook; exams will vary in difficulty.

**Official Prerequisites:** Physics 7A; Math 1A; Math 1B; Math 53 (concurrently)

**“Legit” Prerequisites: **Math 53 (you will need triple integrals)

**Topics Covered:** Thermal Expansion; Ideal Gas Law; Kinetic Theory Gasses; Phase Diagrams; Laws of Thermodynamics; Adiabatic Process; Electric Charge/Force/Field/Dipole/Flux/Potential; Gauss’s Law; Capacitors; Current; Ohm’s Law; Resistors; DC Circuit; Magnetic Force/Dipole/Torque; Hall Effect; Ampere’s Law; Biot Savart Law; Electromagnetic Induction; Inductance; Faraday’s Law; LR/LC Circuits; Maxwell’s Equations

**Workload: **Mastering Physics is annoying but manageable.

**When to Take: **Freshman or Sophomore Year

**“What’s next” Courses:** Physics 137A

**Usefulness for research/internships:** If you’re going to be doing electrical things, the basic knowledge of electricity and circuits is a big plus. However, topics do not go in depth enough to be of any meaningful use in the real world.

**Added Comments or Tips:** Don’t forget to do mastering physics; don’t sleep on the thermodynamics because you already covered it in 4b