University of Calgary

PHYS 323 - Optics and Electromagnetism - Fall 2020

Static electric fields due to charge distributions. Static magnetic fields due to current distributions. Time-dependent behaviour of capacitors and inductances. Geometrical optics: Thin lenses and curved mirrors. Physical optics: Interference and diffraction.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3/2)


  • Physics 223 and 3 units from Physics 211, 221 or 227; and 3 units from Mathematics 249, 265 or 275.


  • Credit for Physics 323 and any of 255, 259 or 355 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2021.
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