An examination of the role of special relativity in electromagnetic phenomena. Maxwell’s equations introduced in a relativistic manner and used to investigate the properties of electromagnetic waves. Includes techniques for solving the equations of Laplace and Poisson in electrostatics. Liberal Arts. Co-requisite: MATH 261 recommended; Prerequisite: PHYS 353.
MTWRF 4:30-5:30 PM
MWF 9:55-11:00 AM
“I think that men of science as well as other men need to learn from Christ, and I think that Christians whose minds are scientific are bound to study science that this view of the glory of God may be as extensive as their being is capable of.”
– James Clerk Maxwell, Letter to the Victoria Society, 1875, in L. Campbell and W. Garnett, The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, (Macmillan, London, 1882).