PHYS1304 — Electricity and Magnetism

Electromagnetic interactions are responsible for almost everything we see in our modern world: from forces between atoms and molecules in chemistry to integrated circuits in electrical engineering, from electrical signals propagating down neurons to the voice calls and texts from our cell phones. Of the four currently known interactions (strong, weak, electromagnetic, gravitational) it is the most well characterized.

This course is an introduction to electricity and magnetism. It will offer basic knowledge about charge, current and forces among them and then proceed to electrical circuits and electromagnetic waves. This course will pave the road for students who plan to take more advanced courses such as PHYS4392 (Electromagnetic Theory) and PHYS5393 (Waves and Optics) or pursue a career in engineering and physics.

Syllabus and course information is available here.

Lecture notes are avaiable here.