6.632 | Spring 2003 | Graduate
Electromagnetic Wave Theory


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hour / session

6.632 Electromagnetic Wave Theory

A graduate subject on electromagnetic wave theory, emphasizing mathematical approaches, problem solving, and physical interpretation. Topics 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.


Problem Sets: 34%
Quiz 1: 33%
Quiz 2: 33%

Homeworks are due once a week on lecture day. The following describes the percentage of credit that will be given for late homework:

  • Turned in on due date : 100% (homework box in the class)
  • Turned in one day after the due date: 50%
  • Turned in late: 25%

Special cases should be discussed with your TA (preferably before the homework is officially due).

Course Info
As Taught In
Spring 2003
Learning Resource Types
theaters Simulation Videos
assignment Problem Sets
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