Authors:S. Y. Buhmann
Source:FERMAT, Volume 6, Communications 6, Nov Dec.,2014
Abstract: Electromagnetism teaching has recently been facing external and internal challenges: Externally, the place of electromagnetism within the physics core curriculum worldwide faces competition from subjects such as nano-electronics, photonics and computer science. Internally, electromagnetism suffers from its students’ perception as difficult and unexciting, creating a need to incorporate topical issues to raise interest and motivation.
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