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Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS272 — Spring 2024

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 2024

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Matter and Interaction WileyPLUS/Brightspace Access Code (Includes online ebook loose-leaf) Vol. 2 Chabay and Sherwood 4Th 9781119462798 Wiley and Sons Required
Matter and Interactions WileyPLUS/Brightspace Access Code (Includes online e-book) loose-leaf book Chabay and Sherwood 4th 9781119462316 Wiley and Sons Required
IO Lab 9781319321185 Required
iOLab Accessory Pack for Electricity and Magnetism 9781319396558 Macmillan Learning Required

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