8.021 Physics II
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.
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.
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