First of a three-quarter sequence. Charges at rest and in motion; dielectric and magnetic media; electromagnetic waves; relativity and electromagnetism; physical optics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in PHYS 227; two of PHYS 228, MATH 307 or AMATH 351, MATH 308 or AMATH 352, MATH 309 or AMATH 353, MATH 324, MATH 326, or AMATH 401; recommended: either PHYS 228 or MATH 324. Offered: ASp.
Electrostatics. Charges at rest; electric potential; Laplace and Poisson's equations; conductors and dielectrics.
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