6.013 / ESD.013J Electromagnetics and Applications

Fall 2005

3 pole magnet with electromagnetic wave sinusoids connecting magnet poles.
Whimsical optical illusion drawing of a non-physical 3 pole magnet with electromagnetic wave sinusoids connecting magnet poles representing the study of electromagnetic fields and applications in this course. (Image by Prof. Markus Zahn.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of lecture notes and assignments. In addition, videos and demos used in the course are available in the Textbook with Videos section.

Course Description

This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, optical fiber links and components, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, motors, and power generation and transmission. Fundamentals covered include: quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations; waves, radiation, and diffraction; coupling to media and structures; guided and unguided waves; resonance; and forces, power, and energy.


The instructors would like to thank Robert Haussman for transcribing into LaTeX the problem set and Quiz 2 solutions.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Markus Zahn

Prof. Erich Ippen
Prof. David Staelin

Course Meeting Times

2 sessions / week
1 hour / session

2 sessions / week
1 hour / session

Interactive Tutorials (optional):
2 sessions / week
2 hours / session