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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Spring 2003



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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.

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Jin Au Kong. 6.632 Electromagnetic Wave Theory, Spring 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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