8.311 Electromagnetic Theory I


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Basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional emf and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. Subject uses appropriate mathematics but emphasizes physical phenomena and principles.

This class has 8.07 as a prerequisite.

8.311 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by J. Belcher.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 26-328.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 8.311 was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Electromagnetic Theory site or on the 8.311 Stellar site.

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