Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields

Lecture/demonstration, four hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: course 1A, Mathematics 31B, 32A. Enforced corequisite: Mathematics 32B. Fluid mechanics, oscillation, mechanical waves, and sound. Electric charge, field and potential, capacitors, and dielectrics. Currents and resistance, direct-current circuits. P/NP or letter grading.

Review Summary

8.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
5-10 hrs/week
8.3 / 10


    Quarter Taken: Winter 2023 In-Person
    Grade: B-

    Highly recommend watching lectures and doing practice problems. Bauer has a policy of making the next exam/midterm easier/harder depending on how the class did on the previous exam.

    Quarter Taken: Winter 2023 In-Person
    Grade: A+

    Not super difficult, but Bauer does do this thing where he adjusts the test difficulty based on the average of the last test. Usually this works well, but you do have to be careful if the Midterm turns out to be free, for instance. He lectures well and is engaging and homework/tests ended up being pretty reasonable.


David Bauer
Previously taught
23W 21Su 19Su

Grading Information

  • No group projects

  • Attendance not required

  • 1 midterm

  • Finals week final

  • 100% recommend the textbook