Archived Versions

6.013 Electromagnetics and Applications

As taught in: Spring 2009

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.)




Prof. David Staelin

Course Features

Course Description

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.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m, .mpeg and .mp4.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.