This is the first-year, second semester electromagnetism, waves and optics half course for engineering students.


Dieter Geduld, RW James 3.05

Entrance requirements

Consult engineering handbook

Course outline

Electric charge, electric field, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, current, current density, emf, resistance, resistivity, networks, the magnetic field, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, electromagnetic induction, inductance, simple harmonic motion, oscillations, the wave model, travelling waves, sound & light, the Doppler effect, superposition, standing waves, light & optics, interference of light, diffraction.


Course resources