Maxwell’s Equations

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This video uses the context of AM radio broadcasting to investigate the many applications of Maxwell’s Equations. Students brainstorm a list about this topic at the beginning, and compare it to the items that are described as the video progresses.

Learning Objectives

After watching this video students will be able to:

  • Describe events and devices in terms of Maxwell’s Equations.
  • Decide which equation relates to which phenomena.

Funding provided by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Developed by the Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) at MIT for SUTD

MIT © 2012

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Instructor Guide

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It is highly recommended that the video is paused when prompted so that students are able to attempt the activities on their own and then check their solutions against the video.

During the video, students will brainstorm ways in which Maxwell’s Equations might apply to a particular concept.