PHYS 2217

PHYS 2217

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Second in a three semester introductory physics sequence. Explores quantitative modeling of the physical world through a study of electricity and magnetism. More mathematical and abstract than a typical introductory electricity and magnetism course. Topics include electrostatics, behavior of matter in electric fields, circuits, magnetic fields, Faraday's law, AC circuits, and electromagnetic waves. Makes substantial use of vector calculus. At the level of Electricity and Magnetism by Purcell.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment may be limited.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: strong performance in PHYS 1116 or very strong performance in PHYS 1112, and vector calculus at the level of  MATH 1920, MATH 2220, or MATH 2240. Mathematics prerequisites can be waived with at discretion of instructor. Students from PHYS 1112 should coregister in PHYS 2216, and consult with instructor. More mathematically sophisticated than PHYS 2213.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: AEP 2170, PHYS 1102, PHYS 2208, PHYS 2213, PHYS 2217.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6110PHYS 2217  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at:

  •  6113PHYS 2217  DIS 201

  •  6114PHYS 2217  DIS 202

  •  6111PHYS 2217  LAB 401

  •  6112PHYS 2217  LAB 402