I know I'm an electrical engineering major but I'm looking to get the most out of my courses. I'm curious about the significant differences between the two intro to electromagnetism courses offered at my school: the "engineering" and the "physics" versions. I'm not sure I get the whole applied aspect of the engineering version either. The department allows either route but the second course can only be in the selected sequence. Engineering Version: Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics, 6th Edition, Ulaby. 1.) Transmission, lines, electro- and magneto- statics, time varying fields, and electromagnetic waves. 2.) Maxwell’s equations, propagation and guides, antennas, coupling, and electromagnetic compatibility. Physics Version: Intro to Electrodynamics , 3rd Edition, Griffiths. 1.) Covers the first 6 chapters only. 2.) Remainder of the book and includes a few lectures on superconductivity. Background: Half of Physics Vol 2, 5e, Halliday, Resnick, Krane, and physics 1. No PDE’s but I’m not worried about the maths. Thanks for the input.