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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.
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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 Spring 2022

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Vol. 2 Chabay & Sherwood 4th; Vol. 2 978-1119462798 Wiley & Sons Required Includes access Code, on-line e-book and Loose-leaf Vol 2. "Choose 1 of 2 options for textbook"
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/D2L Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) + Loose-leaf Book (Entire Book) Chabay & Sherwood 4th 9781119462316 Wiley & Sons Required Includes Vol 1 & 2 (entire book) Loose-leaf. "Choose 1 of 2 options for textbook".

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