8.311 Electromagnetic Theory

As taught in: Spring 2004

A diagram of the electrical forces at work on a cable.

A coaxial transmission line. (Image adapted from a problem set by Prof. Leonid Levitov.)




Prof. Leonid Levitov

Course Features

Course Description

Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles.