|Lec #||Topics||Details||INSTRUCTORS||KEY DATES|
|1||Introduction: Basics of Hard and Soft Magnetic Materials||Earth's magnetic field, north and south poles, attraction and repulsion, magnetic torques, forces, energy. Hard (permanent) and soft (temporary) magnetic materials. Saturation magnetization, coercivity, magnetic viewers.||Dr. James Livingston|
|2||Magnetic Forces and Curie Temperatures||Visit: MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. See demonstrations of Curie temperature, induction, levitation, plasma control, etc. by MIT's "Mr. Magnet."||Paul Thomas||Assignment 1 due|
|3||Basics of Electromagnetism||Magnetism from electricity (electromagnets), electricity from magnetism (induction), magnetic levitation.||Dr. James Livingston||Assignment 2 due|
|4||Magnetic Data Recording||Visit: Prof. Ross's Magnetic Materials and Devices Group. Discuss magnetic recording materials and systems, hard disks, other forms of data recording.||Prof. Caroline Ross, Department of Materials Science and Engineering||Assignment 3 due|
|5||Superconductivity||Use liquid nitrogen to show the levitation of magnets above a "high-temperature" superconductor and learn a bit about superconductivity and its applications. We also may be able to cool other things to 77 Kelvin to see how their properties change.||Dr. James Livingston||Assignment 4 due|
|6||Brain Magnetic Fields||Visit: Magnetoencephalography Lab. See how a magnetically shielded room and SQUIDs are used measure the magnetic fields produced by the human brain.||Prof. Alec Marantz, Department of Linguistics||Assignment 5 due|
|7||Oral Presentations - Part 1||Student presentations on the Gauss rifle, bird navigation, and magnetism and relativity.||Students|
|8||Magnets in Cyclotrons, CERN, and Space||Visit: Cyclotron Building. Perform hands-on experiments in the large cyclotron magnet, directly seeing and feeling the effects of large magnetic fields on conductors. Learn about their space-based and land-based research employing magnets.||Dr. Ben Monreal, Electromagnetics Group of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science||Assignment 6 due|
|9||Oral Presentations - Part 2||Student presentations on NMR in chemistry, magnetic therapy, and rail guns and coil guns.||Students|
|10||Magnets in NMR, EPR, Mass Spectroscopy||Visit: Chemistry Department's Instrumentation Facility. See a collection of large superconducting electromagnets used for NMR and learn how they are used to analyze molecular structure.||Dr. Hyongjun Pan|
|11||Ferrofluids||Begin with experiments on ferrofluids (suspensions of fine magnetic particles in liquids).
Visit: Prof. Doyle's Dynamics of Biopolymers and Complex Fluids laboratory, where they have employed magnetic microparticles for DNA separation.
|Prof. Patrick Doyle, Department of Chemical Engineering|
|12||Wrap-up||Discuss this seminar, your first term at MIT, and your plans for the rest of the school year.||Assignment 7 due|