Magnetohydrodynamic generator from the 2003 final exam. The C-core magnetic circuit is excited by a field coil that carries a current and has a rectangular channel with moving conductive fluid that passes through the magnetic circuit gap. (Image by Prof. Markus Zahn.)
This course features a complete set of downloadable problem sets and solutions in the assignments
section. In addition the course features exams with solutions for multiple years in the exams
This course features an online textbook in the readings section, as well as video demonstrations related to electromagnetism concepts covered in the book.
6.641 examines electric and magnetic quasistatic forms of Maxwell's equations applied to dielectric, conduction, and magnetization boundary value problems. Topics covered include: electromagnetic forces, force densities, and stress tensors, including magnetization and polarization; thermodynamics of electromagnetic fields, equations of motion, and energy conservation; applications to synchronous, induction, and commutator machines; sensors and transducers; microelectromechanical systems; propagation and stability of electromechanical waves; and charge transport phenomena.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.