Electromagnetics and Applications

3 pole magnet with electromagnetic wave sinusoids connecting magnet poles.

Whimsical optical illusion drawing of a non-physical 3 pole magnet with electromagnetic wave sinusoids connecting magnet poles representing the study of electromagnetic fields and applications in this course. (Image by Prof. Markus Zahn.)


MIT Course Number

6.013 / ESD.013J

As Taught In

Fall 2005



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Course Description

This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, optical fiber links and components, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, motors, and power generation and transmission. Fundamentals covered include: quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations; waves, radiation, and diffraction; coupling to media and structures; guided and unguided waves; resonance; and forces, power, and energy.


The instructors would like to thank Robert Haussman for transcribing into LaTeX the problem set and Quiz 2 solutions.

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David Staelin, Erich Ippen, and Markus Zahn. 6.013 Electromagnetics and Applications, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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