PHYS 251 Physics II

Dr. Johnny B. Holmes

Catalog description: A second course in physics covering electric forces, electric fields, voltage, capacitance, current, resistance, magnetic forces, magnetic fields, induction, oscillations, and waves. Prerequisite PHYS 150. Corequisite PHYS 251L. Offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, and during the first summer term.

Special Notes (this explains what is currently active and on-line and what is still under development)
Have a question? Send me an e-mail to jholmes@cbu.edu

On-line syllabus for regular section and for honors section
Office hours for Dr. Holmes (pdf file)

Warning: do not run the computer homework directly from the web. Instead, first create a folder named Physics on your computer. Then SAVE (do not RUN) the programs below into the Physics folder. You may have to move the program from the Download folder into your new Physics folder. Be sure you have the actual program in the folder, and not just a shortcut. Then RUN the programs from the folder. Your response file, STRES.DAT, should then be found in the Physics folder.
To download the Windows version of Physics Computer Homework Volume 0: PV0WIN.EXE
To download the Windows version of Physics Computer Homework Volume 2: PV2WIN.EXE
To download the Windows version of Physics Computer Homework Volume 3: PV3WIN.EXE
To download the Windows version of Physics Computer Homework Volume 4: PV4WIN.EXE
Note to Mac users: If you have a Windows emulator, you should be able to run the above programs. If you don't, or if you have problems, see the instructions at Computer Assisted Homework. If you choose the first options (Wine), download the above Windows programs; if you use the 2nd option (DOSbox), download the DOS programs below.
To download the updated volume 0 for DOS (for the Mac): PV0DOS.EXE
To download the updated volume 2 for DOS (for the Mac): PV2DOS.EXE
To download the updated volume 3 for DOS (for the Mac): PV3DOS.EXE
To download the updated volume 4 for DOS (for the Mac): PV4DOS.EXE

Instructions for e-mailing computer homework response file to me.

To download the Electric Field Simulation program used in the first lab.

Here are some off-CBU sites you may find helpful:
Weights and Measures
Dictionary of Units and Measurements
PSIGate logo Physical Science Information Gateway


  • Study Guide for Part 3: Magnetic Fields (pdf file)

  • Study Guide for Part 4: Electromagnetism (pdf file)

  • Study Guide for Part 5: Electromagnetic Waves (pdf file)
  • Copy of a previous final exam (pdf format) Exam a and Exam b (2018 versions)
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