This algebra-based, introductory course (a continuation of PHYS 241 Physics I) investigates physical phenomena primarily associated with electricity, magnetism, optics, and quantum physics. Specific topics are chosen that emphasize the interests of students from physics, chemistry, engineering, medicine, and related fields. Problem solving and the scientific method are stressed throughout the course. Three lectures and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in PHYS 241. Credit, 4 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.