PHY 270
Electricity and Magnetism (3 Cr.)
Prerequisite(s):  PHY 200

This calculus-based course studies the basic concepts underlying electrical and magnetic phenomena. It considers the following topics: atoms and free electrons; Coulomb's law; the electric field, Gauss's Law, and potential; capacitance, properties of dielectrics, current, resistance, and EMF; DC circuits and instruments, and Kirchhoff's rules; the magnetic field and magnetic forces on current-carrying conductors; magnetic field of a current; electromagnetic induction and magnetic properties of matter; alternating current; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; semiconductors and the PN junction; and photoelectric effect.