Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS272: Electric And Magnetic Interactions (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Fall, Spring, and Summer, 4 Credits


Prerequisite: PHYS 172; Corequisite: MA 162. Authorized equivalent courses or consent of instructor may be used in satisfying course pre- and co-requisites.

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Calculus-based physics course using concepts of electric and magnetic fields and an atomic description of matter to describe polarization, fields produced by charge distributions, potential, electrical circuits, magnetic forces, induction, and related topics, leading to Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation and an introduction to waves and interference. 3-D graphical simulations and numerical problem solving by computer are employed throughout.


Carlson, Erica


Carlson, Erica

Textbook(s) for Fall 2017
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interaction 4E Wiley E-Text registration card Wapp 2 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th 9781119164371 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for texbook"
Matter & Interaction Vol. 2 WAPP 1 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th: 9781119136699 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook"
Matter & Interaction Vol 2 4E Binder Ready Version WAPP 1 Sem Set Chabay & Sherwood 4th 9781119092551 Wiley & Sons Required "Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook"
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required

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