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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.



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Textbook(s) for Summer 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Chabay 4th edition Wiley/PLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) Chabay & Sherwood 4th 978-1119352433 Wiley & Sons Required Access Code (Includes online e-book)
Matter & Interaction Textbook including WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Vol. 2 Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119164371 Wiley & Sons Required Textbook including WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Vol. 2
Matter & Interaction including WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-Leaf Book, Vol 1 & 2 Chabay & Sherwood 4th: Vol 1 & 2 978-1119462316 Wiley & Sons Required Vol 1 & 2 with WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book)
i>Clicker Required
Physics 272 Labs Available on the Phys 272 Website Required

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