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Rice University

Physics 102 - Electric Potential and DC Circuits

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This second course serves as an introduction to the physics of electricity and magnetism. Upon completion, learners will understand how mathematical laws and conservation principles describe fields and how these fields are related to electrical circuits. Learners will gain experience in solving physics problems with tools such as graphical analysis, algebra, vector analysis, and calculus. This second course covers Electric Potential, Capacitance, Current, Resistors, and DC Circuits. Each of the two modules contains reading links to a free textbook, complete video lectures, conceptual quizzes, and a set of homework problems. Once the modules are completed, the course ends with an exam. This comprehensive course is similar in detail and rigor to those taught on-campus at Rice. It will thoroughly prepare learners for their upcoming introductory physics courses or more advanced courses in physics.


  • Electric Potential & Capacitors
  • Circuits
  • Exam

Taught by

Jason Hafner


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