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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.


Nistor, Jonathan (coord) – Xie, Wei

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Textbook(s) for Spring 2014
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interactions Chabay & Sherwood 3rd; Vol. 2 9780470503461 Wiley Required Choose Text Vol. 2 or Text with WebAssign
Matter & Interaction V2 Webassign 1s Set Chabay & Sherwood 3rd 9780470597804 Wiley & Sons Required Choose Text Vol. 2 or Text with WebAssign
Physics 272 Labs Available on the Phys 272 Website Spring 2014 Required
WebAssign Required
i>Clicker Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required

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