2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 321 Electricity and Magnetism I

First of two courses aimed at providing a solid grounding in electricity and magnetism. Topics include: electrostatics: Coulomb's law, Gauss' law, electric potential, energy and conductors. Electric fields in matter; magnetostatics: Lorentz force, Biot-Savart law, magnetic fields in matter; Maxwell's equations; radiation by charges. Three hours lecture/week, two hours kab/biweekly. Prerequisites: PHY 221, PHY 222, and PHY 301. Co-requisite: PHY 331.