AEP 2170

AEP 2170

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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 Intended for: prospective majors in Physics, Astronomy, or Engineering Physics.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: strong performance in PHYS 1116 or very strong performance in PHYS 1112. Vector calculus at the level of MATH 1920, MATH 2220, or MATH 2240. Mathematics prerequisites can be waived at discretion of instructor.
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.

Comments AP physics alone is typically not adequate preparation for this course. Students interested in taking AEP 2170 are strongly encouraged to first take PHYS 1116. Students from PHYS 1112 should coregister in PHYS 2216, and consult with instructor. More mathematically sophisticated than PHYS 2213.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHYS 2217

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9100 AEP 2170   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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  •  9101 AEP 2170   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9102 AEP 2170   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9103 AEP 2170   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person