8.07 Electromagnetism II

Fall 2005

Lightning, a form of atmospheric electromagnetism.

Lightning, a form of atmospheric electromagnetism. (Image courtesy of NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete list of problem sets in the assignments section and exams.

Course Description

This course is the second in a series on Electromagnetism beginning with Electromagnetism I (8.02 or 8.022). It is a survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics; magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter; time-dependent electromagnetic fields; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation; and relativistic electrodynamics and mechanics.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Edmund Bertschinger

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session




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