Electricity and Magnetism Part 2

  • Course StartArchived & Available
  • Course Duration7 weeks
  • Workload8-10 hours per week
  • Credit OfferedNo Certificate
  • Tuition$0

Learn about electricity and magnetism following the standard second semester college physics sequence.

Course Description

Electricity and Magnetism Part 2, or PHYS 102.2x, serves as an introduction to electricity and magnetism following the standard second semester college physics sequence. Part 2 begins with the nature of the magnetic field and how it is created by current distributions and magnetic materials. Next, Faraday’s law of induction is described, as well as some of its applications and interesting effects. Finally, inductors and AC circuits are covered, including RLC circuits, reactances of circuit elements, and resonance.

PHYS 102.2x consists of 5 weekly learning sequences, each with around 1.5 hours of video lectures, conceptual lecture problems, and online homework questions. The course concludes with an online exam during the 6th week.


Prerequisites

Calculus and introductory mechanics.

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Contact

Any questions? Please e-mail RiceOnline@rice.edu.

Professor Information

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Dr. Jason Hafner

Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Chemistry Rice University Jason Hafner earned his PhD from Rice University in 1998 under Richard Smalley for work on carbon nanotubes, and pursued postdoctoral studies at Harvard University with Charles Lieber. Dr. Hafner is currently a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and of Chemistry at Rice, as well as an […]

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