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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.

Blasing, David – Nistor, Jonathan

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Textbook(s) for Summer 2014

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interaction Chabay & Sherwood 3rd; Vol. 2 (January 7, 2010) 9780470503461 Wiley & Sons Optional Textbook
Physics 272 Labs Available on the Phys 272 Website 2014 Optional
WebAssign Optional
i>Clicker Previous versions are acceptable 0-7167-7939-0 ( Macmillan MPS Optional

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