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 8.01, and 18.01 as prerequisites.

8.021 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is 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.

You can find more information at the MIT Department of Physics site or on the 8.021 Stellar site.

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