Electromagnetic Theory

A diagram of the electrical forces at work on a cable.

A coaxial transmission line. (Image adapted from a problem set by Prof. Leonid Levitov.)

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MIT Course Number

8.311

As Taught In

Spring 2004

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles.

Levitov, Leonid. 8.311 Electromagnetic Theory, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-311-electromagnetic-theory-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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