PS 171: Electromagnetics

Course Number and Title: PS 171 (Electromagnetics)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: PS 53, PS 53.1, PS 126, PS 127, PS 129

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the classical theory of electromagnetism. It examines the fundamental laws governing electric fields and magnetism and their interaction with matter. Topics include vetor analysis, electrostatics, special techniques in solving Laplace's equation, electric fields in matter, magnetostatics, magnetic fields in matter, electrodynamics, and conservation laws.

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