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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 3.45 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Magnetic Materials 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Materials Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Robert O'Handley 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 3.45 Magnetic Materials

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This course features problem sets with solutions and student projects.

    Course Description

    This course will cover the following topics:
    • Magnetostatics
    • Origin of magnetism in materials
    • Magnetic domains and domain walls
    • Magnetic anisotropy
    • Reversible and irreversible magnetization processes
    • Hard and soft magnetic materials
    • Magnetic recording

    Special topics include magnetism of thin films, surfaces and fine particles; transport in ferromagnets, magnetoresistive sensors, and amorphous magnetic materials.


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