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PHYS 3400 - Electricity & Magnetism with Applications

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MATH 2202 and PHYS 2212 (or equivalent).
The primary objective of this course is to present the experimental and theoretical basis of the principles of electricity & magnetism and their application in everyday phenomena and devices. The course will begin with the concept of an electric field and will develop the idea of electric potential energy differences. Application to conductor, capacitors and simple electric circuits will be discussed. Lastly unification of electricity and magnetism will be established through the Theory of Special Relativity and will culminate in the derivation of the electromagnetic waves equation from Maxwell’s Equations. To underscore all of the conceptual developments of the course electromagnetic phenomenon will be further explored in the natural world in both terrestrial and astrophysical contexts.



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