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dRic2

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Hi, starting from next semester I will have to attend classes that require a "decent" understanding of electromagnetism. I know very little about it though (it's a very long story...) so I started to study Griffith's book. At least I know the mathematics well enough to understand it (not tensor), so this speeds up the process of learning, but, of course, it takes a lot of time.

Then it came to me that usually most students, before attending an EM course, have already studied waves mechanics and optics in general physics courses. Well, I didn't (still long story...). Anyway I know the mathematics for a basic understanding and I know something about the physics too, but not much in detail.

Do you think I should study waves and a little bit of optic first to better understand EM, or I can skip it and study it later if I have the time (I'm planning to study it anyway) ?

thanks

Ric