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Cornell University    
  Aug 23, 2017
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PHYS 2217 - Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

(crosslisted) AEP 2170  
Fall, spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students may receive credit for only one course in the following group: AEP 2170 , PHYS 1102 , PHYS 2208 , PHYS 2213 , PHYS 2217.
Prerequisite: strong performance in PHYS 1116  or very strong performance in PHYS 1112 , and vector calculus at the level of  MATH 1920 , MATH 2220 , or MATH 2240 . Mathematics prerequisites can be waived with at discretion of instructor. Students from PHYS 1112  should coregister in PHYS 2216 , and consult with instructor. More mathematically sophisticated than PHYS 2213 . Enrollment may be limited. Intended mainly but not exclusively for prospective majors in physics, astronomy, or engineering physics. AP physics alone is typically not adequate preparation for this course: students interested in taking PHYS 2217 are strongly encouraged to first take PHYS 1116 .

Fall, L. Gibbons; spring, G. Shvets.

Second in a three semester introductory physics sequence. Explores quantitative modeling of the physical world through a study of electricity and magnetism. More mathematical and abstract than a typical introductory electricity and magnetism course. Topics include electrostatics, behavior of matter in electric fields, circuits, magnetic fields, Faraday’s law, AC circuits, and electromagnetic waves. Makes substantial use of vector calculus. At the level of Electricity and Magnetism by Purcell.

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