PHY 302L - General Physics: Technical Course-Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Texas Common Number: PHYS 1302
Course Availability
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee
PHY 302L General Physics: Technical Course-Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics Online $550.00

Course Type: Self-Paced Online

  • Register and start the coursework at any time, then proceed through the assignments at your own pace with feedback and grading from your instructor.
Class Description:

This course emphasizes the questions of numerical physics. The course is designed for students who do not intend to do further work in natural sciences; the mathematics required involves only standard algebra and some trigonometry. Topics covered include electric charges, fields, and energy, along with magnetism, electromagnetic waves, early quantum theory, nuclear physics and radioactivity.

View a detailed course description of PHY 302L.

This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five month upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in a proctored location, with arrangements to be made by the student. Exam proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

Graded Assessments and Learning Modules

  • 5 learning modules
  • 14 assignments
  • 2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials

  • Giancoli, Douglas C. Physics: Principles with Applications, Volume 2, 6th ed. Prentice Hall, 2005.
    ISBN 0-13-035257-8

(If you plan to take both PHY 302K and 302L, you may order both Volume 1 and Volume 2 in a single textbook: ISBN 0-13-060620-0)

Official UT Austin Course Description: 
Noncalculus technical course in physics.

Approval of the University Extension advisor.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.


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