Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS272 — Fall 2018

PHYS272: Electric And Magnetic Interactions

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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.




Textbook(s) for Fall 2018
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/Blackboard 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"
Matter & Interaction WileyPLUS/Blackboard 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".
i>Clicker REQUIRED (Purchase at bookstore) Bedford/Freeman/Worth Required
Matter and Interactions WileyPLUS/Blackboard Access Code (Includes online e-book) Chabay & Sherwood 978-1119352433 Wiley & Sons Required

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