2017-2018, the introductory physics course sequence
was reworked so that Physics 271-272 is a COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT COURSE from past years.
What this means for Physics 272 in Spring 2018:
The prerequisite for Physics
272 is the fall 2017 Physics 271; multivariable
calculus (Math 251) is a co-requisite. If you have
registered for Physics 272 without taking Physics
271 in fall 2017, you need to make sure you are
ready to take a course at the highly intensive
level of the reworked Physics 272. This is
especially true for students who took Physics 271
in fall 2016 or earlier.
Physics 272 will continue at the level of the
current Physics 271, with a focus on learning to
solve complex and challenging problems using a
significant amount of mathematics and developing an
understanding of the physics.
The textbook: Electricity and Magnetism 3rd
Edition, by Edward M. Purcell and David J. Morin
Homework will be due in class on Mondays. The first homework will be due
the first Monday of the semester, January 23.
Each week, several
"warm-up" problems will be
assigned and should be worked
first recitation will be the first week of
classes: Thursday January 18 and Friday January
19. No warm-up problems for the first
due in class
Karin Rabe (lectures)
to be arranged
Recitation instructor to be determined