Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1 hour / session
Recitations: 2 sessions / week, 1 hour / session
Tutorials: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session
18.01, 18.02, or equivalent; 8.01, 8.02, or equivalent; and 6.002 and 6.00. More specifically they include complex numbers, vector operators, simple matrix operations, basic calculus, RLC circuits, Maxwell's equations, and Fourier transforms.
1. Understand the big ideas of electromagnetics, including:
2. Relate the big ideas of EM to economically important applications, including:
3. Exercise mathematical skills, including:
In support of these objectives, students will understand and calculate EM fields and key physical parameters for:
In most cases students will derive these results from Maxwell's equations and the Lorentz force law, and will demonstrate their achieved outcomes in homework problems and, on a random sampling basis, examinations.
Complete course notes are available in the Readings section.
The following text can be used as a resource:
There will be two in-class quizzes.
Issued in lecture; usually due Wednesday of the following week in recitation; graded homework is returned at tutorials. Late homework grades will be reduced 30 percent until 4:00 PM Friday after the due date and 50 percent thereafter.
There are two types of tutorials: regular tutorials where small groups meet one hour per week to discuss homework and work examples, and larger group open interactive tutorials that permit students to obtain TA assistance while working independently on homework. Either or both types may be attended. Participation for at least one hour per week is important and is included in the homework grade.
The term grade G is approximately the sum Q1+Q2+2F+H where Q1+Q2 is the total quiz grade, F is the final exam grade, and H is the homework and tutorial grade; each is normalized to 100. Class participation is noted.