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PHYS 358. Electromagnetic Fields

Credits: 4
Department: Physics
Description: Static electric fields, steady currents, static magnetic fields, time-dependent fields, Maxwell's equations, plane electromagnetic waves.
Prerequisites: MATH 325 or MATH 327; PHYS 235, PHYS 346
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and compute the electric field, electric potential and electric potential energy for a variety of electrostatic charge distributions.
2. Recognize and analyze linear dielectrics.
3. Compute, using general principles or symmetries, magnetic fields for a wide variety of current configurations.
4. Communicate and then apply Maxwell's equations in vacuum and in matter.

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