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PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism

4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 5 units
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Description: This is the second of a three-semester calculus-based general physics sequence, intended to satisfy the transfer requirements of students planning to major in the physical sciences and in engineering. The topics of study include the basic principles and applications of electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-varying electric and magnetic phenomena, direct and alternating current circuits, elementary electronics and electromagnetic waves. Emphasis is placed on the mathematical analysis of physical problems. Laboratory work on various aspects of electric and magnetic phenomena emphasizing direct current and alternating current circuits is included.

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