Electrodynamics (E&M II)


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Principles of Electricity and Magnetism 2 (E&M II)

This is the second semester in our two-semester sequence of junior-level classical electromagnetism courses for physics majors We have compiled a suite of clicker questions, in-class activities, homework problems & other assessments, covering a range of electrodynamics topics, including:

  • Maxwell's time-dependent equations
  • AC circuits
  • Conservation laws
  • EM waves in vacuum and media
  • Potentials and gauge transformations
  • Radiation
  • Special relativity

This website can be navigated using the tabs at the top of each page. Descriptions of the course materials and the organization of this website can be found by going to the Materials Guide tab. The easiest way to "browse" the materials is by following the links embedded in the course calendars for the transformed Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters at CU.

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Supporting Publications

"Developing Tutorials for Advanced Physics Students: Processes and Lessons Learned"
Charles Baily, Michael Dubson and Steven J. Pollock
PERC Proceedings 2013 pdf

"Research-Based Course Materials and Assessments for Upper-Division Electrodynamics (E&M 2)"
Charles Baily, Michael Dubson and Steven J. Pollock
PERC Proceedings 2012 pdf

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