Electricity and Magnetism: Maxwell’s Equations

Electricity and Magnetism dominate much of the world around us – from the most fundamental processes in nature to cutting edge electronic devices. Electric and Magnet fields arise from charged particles. Charged particles also feel forces in electric and magnetic fields. Maxwell’s equations, in addition to describing this behavior, also describe electromagnetic radiation. In this course, we finish up this introduction to Electricity and Magnetism. We begin by thinking about magnetic fields that change in time, working through Faraday’s Law and Inductors in Circuits. With the addition of Displacement Current, we complete Maxwell’s Equations. We finish the course by exploring the solution to Maxwell’s equations in free space – electromagnetic radiation. This is the last course in a series of courses based on an MIT course: 8.02, Electricity and Magnetism, a required introductory physics class for all MIT undergraduates. 8.02.1x: Electricity and Magnetism: Electrostatics 8.02.2x: Electricity and Magnetism: Magnetic Fields and Forces 8.02.3x :Electricity and Magnetism: Maxwell’s Equations

Created by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Level: Intermediate

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