Physics 262 Lecture Notes

Archives of Lecture Notes can be found below. Please be aware that the individual file sizes are quite large (>1M each).

Archives of Lecture Notes will be posted below. They will be in pdf format

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Although copies of the lecture notes are provided here, it is highly advisable that you should take note in the class. Passing the information from your eye, through your brain, and to your hands will help you to retain the information much better. You should also note that there might be small changes in these notes as compare to the one presented in class..


  • Chapter 17(Lecture #1)
  • Here are some interesting links to the story behind the invention of the Fahrenheit temperature scale.
  • Chapter 17(Lecture #2)
  • Chapter 17(Lecture #3)
  • Chapter 18(Lecture #4)
  • Chapter 18(Lecture #5)
  • Chapter 19(Lecture #6)
  • Chapter 19(Lecture #7)
  • Chapter 19 (Lecture #8)
  • Chapter 20 (Lecture #9)
  • Chapter 20 (Lecture #10)
  • Chapter 20 (Lecture #11)
  • Chapter 20 (Lecture #12)
  • Summary of Thermal Processes (in pdf format)
  • Exam1 Sample 2 (in pdf format)
  • Chapter 33 (Lecture #13)
  • Here is an interesting article on the Magic Mirror (in pdf format)
  • Chapter 33 (Lecture #15)
  • Chapter 33 (Lecture #16)
  • Chapter 34 (Lecture #17)
  • Chapter 34 (Lecture #18)
  • Chapter 34 (Lecture #19)
  • Chapter 34 & 35 (Lecture #20)
  • Chapter 35 (Lecture #21)
  • Chapter 35 (Lecture #22)