Electromagnetic Wave Theory

Image of a Helmholtz coil.

A Helmholtz coil, adapted from Problem Set 11 in the assignments section. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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6.632

As Taught In

Spring 2003

Level

Graduate

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6.632 is a graduate subject on electromagnetic wave theory, emphasizing mathematical approaches, problem solving, and physical interpretation. Topics covered include: waves in media, equivalence principle, duality and complementarity, Huygens' principle, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, dyadic Green's functions, Lorentz transformation, and Maxwell-Minkowski theory. Examples deal with limiting cases of Maxwell's theory and diffraction and scattering of electromagnetic waves.

Kong, Jin Au. 6.632 Electromagnetic Wave Theory, Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-632-electromagnetic-wave-theory-spring-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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