8.021 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. Designed for students with previous experience in 8.02; the subject is designated as 8.02 on the transcript. Enrollment limited.

This class has 18.01, and 8.01 as prerequisites.

8.021 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by G. Stephans.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2-147.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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