PHYS 354: Electricity and Magnetism II


Starting on March 24 this course no longer meets on campus.  All material for this course is available via Moodle.

Course Description

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.

Useful Information

Dr. Yuly
Office Hours
MTWRF 4:30-5:30 PM

Class Time    
MWF 9:55-11:00 AM

Teaching          ,
Steven Raymond

Course Materials

Course Syllabus


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James Clerk Maxwell, image from Wikimedia.

“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).