Physics 143

PHY 143C is the third course in NCC’s calculus-based introductory physics sequence.  The sole focus of this course is electromagnetism.  Using fundamental ideas about motion, force, energy, and waves that you learned in PHY 141 and PHY 142, we shall study electrical and magnetic phenomena, the theory that describes them, and discover that electricity and magnetism are in fact different aspects of a single underlying physical principle.  Electromagnetic theory is the crowning achievement of classical (pre-20th century) physics, but also the source of its eventual undoing.  The story continues in PHY 244.

Many of the concepts are illustrated in the laboratory as well as in the lecture portion of the course, and in some cases we have deliberately chosen to have you discover the phenomena and concepts in the laboratory before we cover them in the lecture

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