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Electricity & Magnetism, Part 1 - Rice University

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PHYS 102.1x serves as an introduction to charge, the electric field, the electric potential, current, resistance, and DC circuits with resistors and capacitors.
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Requisiti: Calculus and introductory mechanics


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Il meglio Best physics course I have ever taken. Intuitive, yet rigorous coverage of all materials. Homework difficulty was just right and fills any gap in concepts. Thank you professor Hafner. Looking forward to continue learning in the second part of this course.

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Corso realizzato: Novembre 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

Il meglio The best course I have taken so far. Fun and informative. I seriously hope Prof. Hafner keeps up the good work. Future courses in this fashion will be highly appreciated.

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Corso realizzato: Febbraio 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

Il meglio Prof. Hafner is an outstanding, exceptional & engaging teacher. His courses are the only MOOC's I have taken where I have felt as if I was in a real classroom - with the prof. I took E&M 1 & 2 - hope to review & improve with this self-paced version. MOOC deadlines are nerve-racking when other parts of life come on the scene that must take priority, so this self-pacing is a relief. The material (for me) was challenging - with just the right mix of theory, lecture, demos & homework difficulty. Enjoy!

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Corso realizzato: Febbraio 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

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PHYS 102.1x serves as an introduction to electricity and magnetism, following the standard second semester college physics sequence. Part 1 begins with electric charge in matter, the forces between charges, the electric field, Gauss’s Law, and the electric potential.  Electric current and resistance are introduced, and then DC circuits are described, including time-dependent behavior with resistors and capacitors. PHYS 102.1x consists of 5 weekly learning sequences, each with ~1.5 hours of video lectures, conceptual lecture problems, and online homework questions. The course concludes with an online exam during the 6th week.   What are the prerequisites? We will assume that you are familiar with vectors, that you know how to calculate integrals, and that you have had introductory mechanics. These topics will be briefly reviewed as needed, but not in a systematic way. If you have not had classes in these topics it may be possible to complete the course with extra study. What textbook is required? The course will not strictly follow or make assignments from a specific textbook.  Any recent freshman physics textbook will suffice. Reading assignments will be given by topic, including links to several free online physics textbooks.

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Jason Hafner Jason Hafner earned his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1998 under Richard Smalley for work on carbon nanotubes, and pursued postdoctoral studies at Harvard University with Charles Lieber. Dr. Hafner is currently a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and of Chemistry at Rice, as well as an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. He has taught freshman and sophomore physics at Rice for the past eight years, and is a member of Rice's Center for Teaching Excellence.