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Physics 3060 Electricity & Magnetism

This course will be offered in Fall 2013 and annually thereafter. 

Topics include:  Coulomb's law; electrostatic field and potential; Gauss' law; conductors; magnetostatics; Ampere's law; Biot-Savart law; dielectric and magnetic materials, electrostatic and magnetostatic energy; Lorentz force; time varying fields; Faraday's law; Maxwell's equations.

Prerequisite: Physics 1051 and Mathematics 3260. Math 3260 may be taken concurrently.
Credit restrictions: Physics 3500.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week.


Dr. Pierre-Michel Rouleau, Associate Professor
Office: FC 2023
Phone: 637-6294
E-Mail: prouleau at grenfell dot mun dot ca


Introduction to Electrodynamics (4th Edition), David J. Griffiths

An Introduction to Error Analysis (2nd Ed.), John R. Taylor (required for all 2nd year and above laboratory work)

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 13:30 - 14:30 or by email appointment

  • Marking Scheme:


    Value (% of final mark)



    20 %  

    Lab component

    20 %  
    Term exam I 15 % Friday, 11 October
    Term exam II 15 % Monday, 18 November

    Final exam

    30 %  

    Total =




    Laboratory Schedule:  Senior Physics Lab (ASE 3034), Friday 8:30 - 11:30 AM

    Mapping Electric Potential
    The Parallel Plate Capacitor
    Magnetic Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor
    Magnetic Fields in Coils
    The Wheatstone Bridge
    Faraday Induction
    The Oscilloscope

    Physics Laboratories SharePoint site: All laboratory information, including schedules and experiment write-ups

    Please note that a passing grade in laboratory work is required in order to pass the course.

    Last update: 06 September, 2013

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