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  • Course Number / Code:
  • 8.02 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Physics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Peter Dourmashkin
    Prof. Bruce Knuteson
    Prof. Gunther Roland
    Prof. Bolek Wyslouch
    Dr. Brian Wecht
    Prof. Eric Katsavounidis
    Prof. Robert Simcoe
    Prof. Joseph Formaggio

    Technical Instructors:
    Andy Neely< 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

    Spring 2007

    Magnet levitating above a superconducting ring.
    Magnet Levitating Above A Superconducting Ring: The image shows a permanent magnet levitating above a conducting non-magnetic ring with zero resistance. The magnet is levitated by eddy currents induced in the ring by the approaching magnet. These currents are always such as to repel the magnet, by Lenz's Law. (Image by Mark Bessette.)

    Course Description

    This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena.

    OpenCourseWare presents another version of 8.02: Electricity and Magnetism (Spring 2002) with Professor Walter Lewin, which includes 36 videotaped lectures.


    The TEAL project is supported by The Alex and Brit d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, MIT iCampus, the Davis Educational Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education, the Class of 1951 Fund for Excellence in Education, the Class of 1955 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, and the Helena Foundation. Many people have contributed to the development of the course materials. (PDF)

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .avi, .dcr, .java, and .mpeg.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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