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