The first course in a two part series covering the classical theory of electricity and magnetism leading to the derivation an application of Maxwell's equations. Vector algebra and calculus, electrostatics and magnetostatics in vacuum and in materials, Coulomb's Law, the Biot-Savart law, Gauss' law, and Ampere's law are covered. Multipole expansions and the solution of boundary-value problems by separation of variable, and the method of images are discussed. Prerequisites: Phys 191-192 or Phys 193-194 or Phys 197-198 and Math 217, or permission of the instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; EN TU; EN SU; EN DU; BU SCI; AR NSM; AS NSM; AS AN; EN BME T2