University of Calgary

PHYS 259 - Electricity and Magnetism (for students in Engineering) - Winter 2019

Electric and magnetic fields related to charges and current through Maxwell's equations. Energy stored in fields, potential energy, and voltage. Conductors, insulators, and dielectrics. Resistance, capacitance, and inductance with applications to RC/RL circuits.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(4-2)


  • Prior completion of or concurrent registration in Mathematics 277 is highly recommended.


  • Applied Mathematics 217 or Mathematics 265 or 275 and Mathematics 211.


  • Credit for Physics 259 and either 255 or 323 will not be allowed.


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