Physics: Electromagnetism (Section A)

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Winter 2017
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What is electricity?  We use it for all sorts of things, but where does it come from?  This course provides an overview of the physics of electromagnetism.  Topics will include electrical circuits, static electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic interactions.  Conceptual understanding will be emphasized with algebra and basic trigonometry as mathematical foundations.  Laboratory exercises will involve some experimental design and will focus on developing skill in observation and analysis while reinforcing conceptual understanding.

While there are no prerequisites for this course, prior experience in physical science is beneficial as is a general confidence in approaching mathematical information.

Taking this course as part of a sequence with Physics: Motion and Physics: Lightprovides the equivalent of a standard, algebra-based, first-year physics sequence.

Fields of study: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: medicine, science education, and further studies in STEM fields.

Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

5:30-7:30p Tue/Thu. First class meeting is Tuesday, January 10, 5:30p in Lab 2 2238.  (If you are looking for the section that meets from 7:30-9:30, check the catalog for Section B.)

May be offered again in:

Winter 2017-18

2016-12-15Additional section of Physics added for Winter