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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2021 PHYS 153 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism (With Lab) 5 cr.
Class Session Time Syllabus
1 5-week summer Mon - Fri PHYS-153


This introductory Electricity and Magnetism course is a calculus-based, college-level physics course. It aims to provide students with an awareness that electricity and magnetism are the foundation to acquire success in the field of physical-science and engineering. Topics covered include electric charge, electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, current, resistance, and circuits, magnetic fields, and fields due to currents, induction and inductance, magnetism of matter, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic oscillations and the beginnings of the study of electromagnetic waves. This course is a combination of lecture and laboratory experiment. Introductory differential and integral calculus are used throughout the course. Upon completion, students are expected to develop conceptual understanding of physics laws in electricity and magnetism, and reinforce conceptual understanding through the use of problem solving skills.