PHYS 008S. Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves - Intensive

An alternate pathway through the material covered by Physics 008 (electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic waves), but beginning with a more concrete, physical approach and moving to a more abstract approach after laying an initial foundation. Students will participate in the Physics 004 course meetings and laboratories during the first nine weeks of the semester, which are devoted to electricity and magnetism, supplemented by once-per-week hour-long meetings with the Physics 008S instructor to apply multivariable calculus to the material covered that week. During the last five weeks, Physics 008S students will receive their own instruction in the remaining topics covered in Physics 008, and will participate in the Physics 008 laboratories. Physics 008S will reach the same final point as Physics 008, thereby providing equivalent preparation for Physics 112 and other advanced physics and astrophysics courses.
Recommended for students concurrently enrolled in multivariable calculus, and/or for those who have had very little exposure to electricity and magnetism in previous (high school) physics classes.
Permission of the instructor is required to enroll.
The weekly out-of-class meetings with the will be scheduled after registration, taking all students' schedules into account.
Prerequisite: PHYS 007  and permission of instructor
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Includes one laboratory weekly.
Spring 2018. Crouch.
Spring 2019. Staff.
Spring 2020. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
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