8.02 Physics II


Class Info

Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter; conductors and dielectrics. Concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy. Electric currents, magnetic fields and Ampere's law. Magnetic materials. Time-varying fields and Faraday's law of induction. Basic electric circuits. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell's equations. Subject taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) studio format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology to help students develop intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena.

This class has 8.01, and 18.01 as prerequisites.

8.02 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by N. Gedik and M. Tegmark.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-082.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT + 8.02 - Google Search site or on the 8.02 Stellar site.

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