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PHY250H1
Electricity and Magnetism

Official description

An introductory course in Electromagnetism.  Topics include:  Point charges; Coulomb's Law; electrostatic field and potential; Gauss' Law; conductors; electrostatic energy; magnetostatics, Ampere's Law, Biot-Savart Law, the Lorentz Force Law; Faraday's Law; Maxwell's equations in free space.

Prerequisite
PHY132H1/152H1, (MAT135H1,MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1
Co-requisite
MAT235Y1/237Y1/257Y1
Exclusion
PHY238Y1, PHY251H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            ['Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths, 4th ed.']
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY250H1
session
winter
year of study
2nd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101 and LEC9101: MW11, Online Synchronous 12T: MW1/MF3, Online Synchronous Lectures will be delivered synchronously via Zoom. Students can ask questions during the lectures by using the "microphone” or by writing in the “chat" window. To ensure smooth delivery, the Instructor may defer answering some questions to the final 5 minutes of each lecture.
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.