6.632 | Spring 2003 | Graduate
Electromagnetic Wave Theory
Course Description
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, …
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.
Learning Resource Types
theaters Simulation Videos
assignment Problem Sets
grading Exams
Image of a Helmholtz coil.
A Helmholtz coil, adapted from Problem Set 11 in the assignments section. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)