ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISMNSC 427 - 4 credits - Introductory
- Times: MWF 9:30 - 10:20
- Place: Sci117A
- Text: Understanding Physics (Part 3) by Cummings et al.
- Faculty: Travis Norsen
Course Overview: A sophomore-level introduction to the physics of electric and magnetic phenomena. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric and magnetic fields, induction, Maxwell's equations, and some DC circuits. Prerequisites: General Physics I and II, Calculus I and II (Advanced Calculus also recommended as a co-requisite).
Assignments and Grading: Weekly homework assignments will be worth 50% of the grade. A mid-term exam will be worth 20%, and a final exam will be worth 30%.
- Attendance is mandatory. (Let me know if, and why, you will miss a class.)
- Late work will not be accepted without prior arrangement.
- In addition to being fully present in class and handing in all the assignments, to really succeed in the class you should expect to spend several hours each week (outside of class) interacting with the textbook.
- Students are encouraged to work together on the homework assignments (and to get help from me or the tutor). However, your final write-up of the solutions must represent your own understanding; copying another person's work is plagiarism and will result in no credit for that assignment (and possibly worse). If there is any question about a specific case, simply cite your sources as you would in any kind of research paper (e.g., "I worked with Joe Schmoe on this problem.").