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Lectures (Video)

Electricity and Magnetism

Course Summary

This course is based on 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002 made available by Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.
This is another course conducted by Prof. Walter Lewin at MIT well-known for his dynamic and engaging teaching style. This is a second-semester freshman physics class in electromagnetism. In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (a.k.a. Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass Spectrometers, Red Sunsets, Blue Skies, Haloes around Sun and Moon, Color Perception, Doppler Effect, Big-Bang Cosmology.

(10 Oct 2011 - Updated)

In the following video, Prof. Walter Lewin gives an overview of this course.

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Reading Material

1. Textbook
Giancoli, D. C. Physics for Scientists & Engineers. Vol. 2. Prentice Hall.

Course Material

1. Assignments
Problem sets and solutions. (MIT OCW)

Problem Sets Solutions
Problem Set #1 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #2 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #3 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #4 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #5 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #6 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #7 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #8 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #9 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #10 (PDF) (PDF)
Problem Set #11 (PDF) (PDF)

2. Sample Exams
Examination questions and answers. (MIT OCW)

Exam # Exam Info Exam File Solution Sets
Exam #1 (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)
Exam #2 (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)
Exam #3 (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)
Final Exam (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)

Other Resources

1. Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics by Douglas C. Giancoli. (slides)
Slides for this book.


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