# Topics in Physics II?

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1. ### AsianThunder88 2+ Year Member

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Hey guys,

I'm going to be doing a little prep work for Physics II this spring semester. However, I'm a little unsure as to what topics exactly are generally included in the class. I did a quick google search, but I'm not really finding anything concrete. Last semester, the units we covered include:

Kinematics (1,2,3 dimensions) + vectors
Newton's Laws
Friction, Circular motion,
Gravitation
Work + Energy
conservation of energy
Linear momentum, rotation motion, Angular momentum
Fluids, oscillations, SHM
and some Thermodynamic stuff

So basically just wondering if you guys knew what main topics are covered.
Thanks

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3. ### Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more 5+ Year Member

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Look it up on your course catalog.

Off the top of my head:
everything to do with electromagnetism (electrostatics, circuits, etc.)
light/waves
nuclear physics
quantum mechanics

i'm sure i'm missing a lot

4. ### katarina90 5+ Year Member

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Hey, me too! : ) I've actually finished most of the reading for next semester, so I'm flipping through my notes and here's my recap:

-Waves (Longitudinal, Transverse, Standing)
-Linear Superposition and Interference
-Electric Forces and Fields
-Electric Potential Energy
-Circuits
-Resistance and Resistivity
-Series and Parallel Wiring (plus Kirchoffs Rules)
-Current and Voltage
-Magnetic Forces and Fields
-Induced Electromagnetic Fields and Induced Current
-Alternating Current Circuits
-Electromagnetic Waves
-Refraction of Light (Mirrors, Lenses, Optics)
-Special Relativity

*Yours might vary though, so keep that in mind..

5. ### AsianThunder88 2+ Year Member

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alright awesome!

Thanks a lot for the help!

6. ### NAVYLABTECH08 DA DOCTOR IS HERE 2+ Year Member

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electricity & magnetism (charges etc)
Ohms law (conduction and resistance)
light & lenses (i.e snell law)
quantum physics (planeck's equation, De Broglie Wavelength, relativity, etc.)
wavelengths & doppler effect

I think that all the stuff in part 2 that is somewhat tested on mcat

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