COURSE NUMBER:  PHYS 300  

COURSE TITLE:  Introduction to Electromagnetism and Physical Optics  
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. B. Martin  
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:  credits 3(hrs lect 3  hrs sem 1.5  hrs lab 0)  
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  A first course in electricity and magnetism with emphasis on the electric and magnetic properties of matter, development of the BiotSavart Law, Ampere's Law and the laws of magnetic induction. Course will introduce Maxwell's equations and
conclude with an application of these ideas to physical optics. The rudimentary ideas of vector calculus will be developed in
the weekly seminar accompanying this course. Prerequisites: MATH 205 and PHYS 243; MATH 300 is strongly recommended  
REQUIRED TEXTS:  Thomas A. Moore, Six Ideas That Shaped Physics 2nd edition. McGrawHill 2003. Units R and E  
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