8.022 / ESG.8022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

Fall 2006

A magnetic dipole.
Magnetic lines of force of a bar magnet, shown by iron filings on paper. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Course Description

This course runs parallel to 8.02, but assumes that students have some knowledge of vector calculus. The class introduces Maxwell's equations, in both differential and integral form, along with electrostatic and magnetic vector potential, and the properties of dielectrics and magnetic materials.

This class was taught by an undergraduate in the Experimental Study Group (ESG). Student instructors are paired with ESG faculty members, who advise and oversee the students' teaching efforts.

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Staff

Instructor:
Michael Shaw

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Four sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate