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PHYS241D: Electricity and Optics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)




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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Electrostatics, current electricity, electromagnetism, magnetic properties of matter. Electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics.

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Pyrak-Nolte, Laura


Textbook(s) for Fall 2016
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Physics for Scientists and Engineers R. Tipler and G. Mosca 6e + ebook TBA Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required Older edition acceptable

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