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PHY 2010U – Electricity and Magnetism I


This course provides the student with an introduction to the fundamental principles of classical electrodynamics. The course introduces: vectors in Cartesian, polar and cylindrical co-ordinates; scalar and vector fields; electric field, electric potential; Gauss’ law; line and surface integrals; gradient and divergence operators; Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations; dipoles, multipole expansions; capacitance; polarization, electric displacement and boundary conditions; DC circuit analysis; capacitors and RC transients; Lorentz force law; divergence and curl of the magnetic field in magnetostatics.
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Laboratory hours: 3 (biweekly)
Tutorial hours: 1.5 (biweekly)
Prerequisite(s): PHY 1020U  and MATH 1020U  
Experiential learning: Yes



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