University of Calgary

PHYS 255 - Electromagnetic Theory I - Winter 2019

Electrostatics, DC circuits, calculation of magnetic intensity from currents, motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, transient effects in capacitors and inductors, electric and magnetic properties of materials.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Prior completion of or concurrent registration in Mathematics 277 is highly recommended. Natural Sciences students without approved concentrations who are interested in concentrating in Physics should contact the Department for approval.


  • Physics 211 or 221 or 227; Applied Mathematics 217 or Mathematics 249 or 251 or 265 or 275 and admission to Physics, Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Natural Science (Physics Concentration), or Environmental Science (Physics Concentration).


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


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