8.311 Electromagnetic Theory

Spring 2004

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

Course Highlights

This course includes supplemental lecture notes and assignments with solutions.

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.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Leonid Levitov

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate