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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.


Xie, Wei


Textbook(s) for Spring 2017
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interactions Vol. 2 WebAssign Plus Chabay and Sherwood 4th: Vol 2 978-1119136699 Wiley Required Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook
Matter & Interaction Vol 2 Binder Ready Version WebAssign Plus Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 2 978-1119092551 Wiley & Sons Required Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook
Matter & Interaction Wiley E-Text registration card Webassign Plus Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 2 978-1119164371 Wiley & Sons Required Choose 1 of 3 options for textbook
WebAssign Access REQUIRED (Purchase separately at the bookstore, if not included with textbook) Required
i>Clicker Latest 978-1498601634 Required

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