Earn your Electricity and Magnetism Certificate 100% Online from Rice


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4-Course Intro to Electricity & Magnetism Specialization

With 100 plus brief lectures and over 100 problems, this comprehensive specialization is similar in detail and rigor to what is taught in on-campus courses. It will thoroughly prepare learners for their upcoming introductory physics courses or more advanced studies. These courses include conceptual lecture questions, computational homework problems, and comprehensive exams. These will build your skills in using mathematical tools (trigonometry, vector analysis, and calculus) to calculate and/or estimate needed parameters in real-world problems.

Who should attend:

  • Working engineers who want to brush up on physics concepts like electric and magnetic forces, circuits, and more
  • Individuals wanting to learn electricity and magnetism
  • Students seeking an online course on the physics of electricity and magnetism to prepare for college physics

You will be able to:

  • Describe electric and magnetic forces and their relation to charge
  • Think of force interactions as fields
  • Gain a basic understanding of DC and AC circuits


Lecture sample image for Intro to Mechanics
Lecture sample image for Intro to Mechanics
Lecture sample image for Intro to Mechanics


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Professor Jason Hafner

Jason Hafner earned his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1998 under Richard Smalley for work on carbon nanotubes, and pursued postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. He returned to Rice in 2001 to join the faculty where his lab studies nanophotonics and interfacial biology. Hafner was named a Beckman Young Investigator in 2002, and won the Norman Hackerman Award for Chemical Research from the Welch Foundation in 2011. He is currently a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and of Chemistry.

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