PHYS 008. Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves


A sophisticated introductory treatment of wave and electric and magnetic phenomena, such as oscillatory motion, forced vibrations, coupled oscillators, Fourier analysis of progressive waves, boundary effects and interference, the electrostatic field and potential, electrical work and energy, D.C. and A.C. circuits, the relativistic basis of magnetism, Maxwell's equations, and geometrical optics. 
Prerequisite: PHYS 007  (or permission of instructor); MATH 033  or MATH 034  (can be taken concurrently).
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Includes one laboratory weekly.
1 credit.
Spring 2022. Crouch.
Spring 2023. Rivera.
Spring 2024. T. Smith
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


Check the Spring 2022 Schedule of Courses

Check the Fall 2022 Schedule of Courses




Print-Friendly Page (opens a new window)