6.013 / ESD.013J Electromagnetics and Applications

As taught in: Fall 2005

3 pole magnet with electromagnetic wave sinusoids connecting magnet poles.

Whimsical optical illusion drawing of a non-physical 3 pole magnet with electromagnetic wave sinusoids connecting magnet poles representing the study of electromagnetic fields and applications in this course. (Image by Prof. Markus Zahn.)




Prof. David Staelin

Prof. Erich Ippen

Prof. Markus Zahn

Course Features

Course Description

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


The instructors would like to thank Robert Haussman for transcribing into LaTeX the problem set and Quiz 2 solutions.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.