Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

A circuit diagram.

Inductor with constant current source. (Graphic by course faculty, adapted from Quiz 2.)


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Fall 2002



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Parallel to 8.02: Physics II, but more advanced mathematically. Some knowledge of vector calculus assumed. Maxwell's equations, in both differential and integral form. Electrostatic and magnetic vector potential. Properties of dielectrics and magnetic materials. In addition to the theoretical subject matter, several experiments in electricity and magnetism are performed by the students in the laboratory.

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Erik Katsavounidis, and Peter Fisher. 8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism. Fall 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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