As one of the standard upper-level physics courses required by any BS programs in Physics, PHYS 3200 Electricity, and Magnetism is devoted to a detailed study of the laws of electricity and magnetism, by means of the appropriate mathematical tools acquired by the students in the Calculus sequence. Aside from providing students with the opportunity of applying and testing their mathematical and computational skills, this course provides a detailed description of the fundamental laws which are the basis of innumerable technological applications.

The topics discussed in this course include electrostatics, magnetostatics, electrostatics and magnetostatics in matter,  Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic forces.

General course structure:

  • Week 1 Vector Analysis
  • Week 2 Introduction to Maxwell’s Equations
  • Week 3 to 5 Electrostatics
  • Week 6 to 8 Magnetostatics
  • Week 9 and 10 Electric Fields in Matter
  • Week 11 and 12 Magnetic Fields in Matter
  • Week 13 and 14 Electrodynamics
  • Week 15 Review and Final Exam

Exam and homework policies are discussed in this link.

A copy of the syllabus in pdf format (including course policies) can be downloaded from this link.