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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.632 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Electromagnetic Wave Theory 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Jin Au Kong

  • Course Introduction:

  • 6.632 Electromagnetic Wave Theory

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course features a full set of problem sets and some MATLAB® demonstrations which help to illustrate the principles of electromagnetic wave theory.

    Course Description

    6.632 is a graduate subject on electromagnetic wave theory, emphasizing mathematical approaches, problem solving, and physical interpretation. Topics covered include: waves in media, equivalence principle, duality and complementarity, Huygens' principle, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, dyadic Green's functions, Lorentz transformation, and Maxwell-Minkowski theory. Examples deal with limiting cases of Maxwell's theory and diffraction and scattering of electromagnetic waves.

    Technical Requirements

    The latest version of QuickTime® Player can be used to run the .mp4 files found on this course site.

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