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This course discusses applications of electromagnetic and equivalent quantum mechanical principles to classical and modern devices.

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This course discusses applications of electromagnetic and equivalent quantum mechanical principles to classical and modern devices.

It covers energy conversion and power flow in both macroscopic and quantum-scale electrical and electromechanical systems, including electric motors and generators, electric circuit elements, quantum tunneling structures and instruments. It studies photons as waves and particles and their interaction with matter in optoelectronic devices, including solar cells, displays, and lasers.

The instructors would like to thank Scott Bradley, David Friend, Ta-Ming Shih, and Yasuhiro Shirasaki for helping to develop the course, and Kyle Hounsell, Ethan Koether, and Dmitri Megretski for their work preparing the lecture notes for OCW publication.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction: iPhone components Unlimited
  • Energy and power Unlimited
  • Electrical vs. gas engine Unlimited
  • Energy in electrical systems Unlimited
  • Electrostatics (Gauss’s law and boundary conditions) Unlimited
  • Magnetostatics (magnetic fields and forces) Unlimited
  • Forces in magnetostatics (actuators) Unlimited
  • Practical MQS systems (torroids, solenoids, magnets) Unlimited
  • Magnetic materials Unlimited
  • Faraday’s law (induced emf) Unlimited
  • Magnetic circuits and transformers Unlimited
  • Forces via energy conservation (energy method) Unlimited
  • Stored energy and magnetic actuators Unlimited
  • Energy conversion systems: rail guns Unlimited
  • Dielectrics and dipoles Unlimited
  • Practical dielectrics Unlimited
  • Limits of statics and quasistatics Unlimited
  • Linear systems, complex numbers and phasors Unlimited
  • Electromagnetic waves (wave equation) Unlimited
  • Examples of uniform EM plane waves (Poynting vector) Unlimited
  • Generating EM waves: antennas Unlimited
  • Interaction of atoms and EM waves (Lorentz oscillator) Unlimited
  • Lossy EM waves Unlimited
  • Polarized light and polarizers Unlimited
  • Birefringence Unlimited
  • Liquid crystal display (LCD) technology Unlimited
  • Interference and diffraction Unlimited
  • Diffraction and holography Unlimited
  • Reflection and transmission of EM waves Unlimited
  • EM reflection and transmission in layered media Unlimited
  • Optical resonators Unlimited
  • Refraction and Snell’s law Unlimited
  • Fresnel equations and EM power flow Unlimited
  • Waveguides (optical systems) Unlimited
  • Wavepackets Unlimited
  • Photon: quantum of energy Unlimited
  • Photon momentum and uncertainty Unlimited
  • Examples of Heisenberg uncertainty principle Unlimited
  • Schrodinger equation Unlimited
  • Particle in a box Unlimited
  • Reflection from a potential step Unlimited
  • Tunneling Unlimited
  • Tunneling applications (flash memory, STM) Unlimited
  • From atoms to molecules Unlimited
  • Semiconductors Unlimited
  • Light emitting diodes (LEDs) Unlimited
  • Photodetectors, solar cells Unlimited
  • Electron wavepackets and microscopic Ohm’s law Unlimited
  • Quantum superposition and optical transitions Unlimited
  • Lasers Unlimited

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