6.630 Electromagnetics

Fall 2006

Image of a Hertzian dipole.
Hertzian dipole, excerpted from a MATLAB® demo in the tools section. (Image by Prof. Jin Au Kong.)

Course Highlights

This course features a series of MATLAB® and physical demonstrations which help to illustrate the principles of electromagnetics in the tools section. A complete list of assignments and exams are also available.

Course Description

6.630 is an introductory subject on electromagnetics, emphasizing fundamental concepts and applications of Maxwell equations. Topics covered include: polarization, dipole antennas, wireless communications, forces and energy, phase matching, dielectric waveguides and optical fibers, transmission line theory and circuit concepts, antennas, and equivalent principle. Examples deal with electrodynamics, propagation, guidance, and radiation of electromagnetic waves.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp4, .m, and .mpeg.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Jin Au Kong

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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