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Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS272 — Fall 2023

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 Fall 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interaction WileyPLUS/Brightspace Access Code Chabay and Sherwood 9781119679653 Wiley and Sons Required
Matter and Interaction WileyPLUS/Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) Loose-leaf Chabay and Sherwood 4th 9781119679677 Wiley and Sons Required

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