Electromagnetics and Applications

Diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum: gamma ray, x-ray, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwave, and radio waves.

Illustration of the electromagnetic spectrum. (Image courtesy of NASA.)


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Spring 2009



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This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless and optical communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, and power generation and transmission. Fundamentals include quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations; waves, radiation, and diffraction; coupling to media and structures; guided waves; resonance; acoustic analogs; and forces, power, and energy.

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David Staelin. 6.013 Electromagnetics and Applications. Spring 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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