This page presents the readings assigned for each class session, followed by a few background readings.
Most assigned readings are from the course textbook:
Livingston, J. D. Driving Force: The Natural Magic of Magnets. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780674216457.
|1||Introduction: Basics of Hard and Soft Magnetic Materials||Driving Force. Chapter 1 (facts 1-8), pp. 75-76 (fact 9), pp. 118-119 (fact 10), and pp. 123-129.|
|2||Magnetic Forces and Curie Temperatures||Driving Force. Chapter 10.|
|3||Basics of Electromagnetism||
Driving Force. Chapter 9.
Livingston, J. D. “100 Years of Magnetic Memories.” Scientific American 279, no. 5 (November 1998): 106-111.
|4||Magnetic Data Recording|
Driving Force. pp. 239-246.
Handout: Magnetism and the Mind
|6||Brain Magnetic Fields|
|7||Oral Presentations - Part 1||Driving Force. pp. 76-82 and related handouts.|
|8||Magnets in Cyclotrons, CERN, and Space|
|9||Oral Presentations - Part 2||
Driving Force. pp. 69-75 (Superconducting Electromagnets), pp. 183-85 (Uranium Enrichment), and pp. 227-232 (NMR).
Handouts on NMR in Chemistry
|10||Magnets in NMR, EPR, Mass Spectroscopy|
|11||Ferrofluids||Ferrotec’s Ferrofluid Technology Overview Web site, or other Web sites on ferrofluids. Magnetic microparticles have also found many uses in medicine, including localized drug delivery (see p. 222 of Driving Force).|
Magnetic Materials Overview (PDF)
Livingston, J. D. “The Force Is With Us.” In Britannica Yearbook of Science and the Future. Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1999, pp. 132-147.
———. “Magnets on the Rise.” Technology Review 99, no. 4 (May/June 1996): 33-40.