ELEC 211

Engineering Electromagnetics

Electrostatics, electric currents, dielectrics, capacitance, electrostatic potential, magnetostatics. [2-0-1]

2 credits

Prerequisite: One of MATH 263, MATH 253 and one of PHYS 108, PHYS 118, PHYS 158. (note APSC 178 also accepted).

Corequisite: MATH 264. MATH 264 will be taught with ELEC 211 in an integrated fashion; the two courses will share the 3 weekly hours allotted to them.

About the Course

This course is a complete integration of ELEC 211 and MATH 264.  Lectures topics are interwoven such that mathematical concepts are taught at appropriate times to support and illuminate the electromagnetics topics.  The course builds on what you have learned in 1st year physics (PHYS 157/8/9) but adds the framework of vector calculus – a key ingredient in taking the study of electromagnetics to the next level.

The majority of this course is dedicated to static problems (things not changing with time), though towards the end some slowly time-varying phenomena will be introduced.  The material contained in this course is key to the further study of nearly all areas of electrical engineering.

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