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PHYS241 — Fall 2018
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PHYS241: Electricity and Optics

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Fall, Spring and Summer, Class 4, cr. 3


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.

For students enrolled in the online (distance learning) 241D, please go to: PHYS 241D course webpage:

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Textbook(s) for Fall 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Physics for Scientists and Engineers P. Tipler & G. Mosca 6e + ebook Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required Textbooks are available and can be ordered through University Bookstore (765-743-9618) or Follett's Bookstore (765-743-9642)
i>clickers Bedford/ Freeman/ Worth Required

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