22.105 Electromagnetic Interactions

Fall 2005

A green Aurora Borealis shimmers over snow-covered Alaskan fields.
An aurora is caused by interactions between charged particles in solar winds and atoms in the Earth's ionosphere, and shaped by the Earth's magnetic field. It produces its own magnetic fluctuations and electrical currents. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive lecture notes and a complete set of assignments.

Course Description

This course is a graduate level subject on electromagnetic theory with particular emphasis on basics and applications to Nuclear Science and Engineering. The basic topics covered include electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electromagnetic radiation. The applications include transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, scattering, shielding, charged particle collisions, Bremsstrahlung radiation, and Cerenkov radiation.


Professor Freidberg would like to acknowledge the immense contributions made to this course by its previous instructors, Ian Hutchinson and Ron Parker.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Jeffrey Freidberg

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session