Duration

7 weeks (11-13 hours per week)

Price

Level

Intermediate

Affiliation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Certification

Available

Instructor

Analia Barrantes

Kerstin Perez

Krishna Rajagopal

Michelle Tomasik

Peter Dourmashkin

Robert Redwine

In this final part of 8.02, we will cover Faraday’s Law, Circuits with Inductors, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic radiation. This introductory Electromagnetism physics course will require the use of calculus.

Expected learning & outcomes

  • Faraday’s Law
  • Inductors in DC and AC Circuits
  • Displacement Current
  • Maxwell’s Equations
  • Properties of Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Poynting Vector and Energy flow

Skills you'll master / acquire / learn

Physics

About this course

Electricity and Magnetism dominate much of the world around us – from the most fundamental processes in nature to cutting edge electronic devices. Electric and Magnet fields arise from charged particles. Charged particles also feel forces in electric and magnetic fields. Maxwell’s equations, in addition to describing this behavior, also describe electromagnetic radiation.

In this course, we finish up this introduction to Electricity and Magnetism. We begin by thinking about magnetic fields that change in time, working through Faraday’s Law and Inductors in Circuits. With the addition of Displacement Current, we complete Maxwell’s Equations. We finish the course by exploring the solution to Maxwell’s equations in free space – electromagnetic radiation.

This is the last course in a series of courses based on an MIT course: 8.02, Electricity and Magnetism, a required introductory physics class for all MIT undergraduates.