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Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS241 — Spring 2024

PHYS241: Electricity and Optics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

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

Prerequisite: PHYS 172.
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Electrostatics, current electricity, electromagnetism, magnetic properties of matter. Electromagnetic waves, geometrical and physical optics.

Homework is on CHIP (see right side bar on this page). Other course content is on Brightspace.

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


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Textbook(s) for Spring 2024

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 2 and Sapling Learning Homework and E-Book (Six-Month A PAUL A. TIPLER,Gene Mosca 9781319099848 Required

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