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8.07 Electromagnetism II

As taught in: Fall 2005

A photograph of a lightning strike.

Lightning, a form of atmospheric electromagnetism. (Image courtesy of NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory.)




Prof. Edmund Bertschinger

Course Features

Course Description

This course is the second in a series on Electromagnetism beginning with Electromagnetism I (8.02 or 8.022). It is a survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics; magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter; time-dependent electromagnetic fields; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation; and relativistic electrodynamics and mechanics.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.