Lecture Topics

Lecture Video: Maxwell’s Equation, Electromagnetic Waves
Prof. Lee shows the Electromagnetic wave equation can be derived by using Maxwell’s Equation. The exciting realization is that the speed of the EM wave matches with the speed of light. He also shows the progressing EM waves can be reflected by a perfect conductor.
Lecture Notes
Typed Notes for Lecture 12 (PDF  2.6MB)
Handwritten Notes for Lecture 12 (PDF  3MB)
Textbook Reading
Chapter 8: Traveling Waves (PDF  1.4MB) (section 8.3 to end)
Chapter 9: The Boundary at Infinity (PDF  1.3MB) (through section 9.2)
Problem Solving Help Video*
Electromagnetic Waves in a Vacuum
Related Resources
Video: One Trillion Frames per Second by Prof. Ramesh Raskar at MIT Media Lab
Video: Microwave Oven Standing Wave Visualization by oisiaa on YouTube
Webpage: The Idea of the Divergence of a Vector Field by Math Insight
Webpage: The Idea of the Curl of a Vector Field by Math Insight
* Note: This Problem Solving Help video was originally produced as part of a physics course that is no longer available on OCW.