University of Calgary

PHYS 223 - Introductory Electromagnetism, and Thermal Physics - Winter 2019

Electrical forces and energy. Static electric fields due to point charges. Parallel-plate capacitor. Simple DC circuits. Lorentz force. Static magnetic fields generated by electric currents. Electromagnetic induction. Gas Laws; kinetic theory of gases; temperature, thermal energy, specific heat; energy transfer; laws of thermodynamics; PVT diagrams.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • For students intending to major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, or Geophysics.


  • Physics 211 or 221 or 227.


This course will be offered next in Summer 2019.
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