Sunday, 5 May 2013

Electromagnetic Energy: From Motors to Lasers

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."
~Benjamin Franklin~  

Instructor (s):

Prof. Vladimir Bulovic
Prof. Rajeev Ram
Prof. Steven Leeb
Prof. Jeffrey H. Lang
Dr. Yu Gu

Course Description 

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.

Download This Courses Materials

This package contains the same content as the online version of the course, except for any audio/video materials and other interactive file types.




Buy at Amazon French, Anthony, and Edwin Taylor. An Introduction to Quantum Physics. W. W. Norton, 1978. ISBN: 9780393091069.

Buy at Amazon Shen, Liang, and Jin Au Kong. Applied Electromagnetism. 3rd ed. CL Engineering, 1995. ISBN: 9780534947224.

Additional Readings



Buy at Amazon Masters, Gilbert. Sections 1.6–1.8 in Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems. Wiley, 2004. ISBN: 9780471280606.

Electromagnetic Fields and Energy, Sections 3.3–3.6 (PDF) (Courtesy of Hermann Haus and James Melcher. Used with permission.)

Magnetic Circuit Analog to Electric Circuits (PDF) (Courtesy of James Kirtley. Used with permission.)

Energy Method for Finding Forces (PDF) (Courtesy of James Kirtley. Used with permission.)

Electromagnetics and Applications, Chapter 6: Actuators and Sensors, Motors and Generators (PDF) (Courtesy of David Staelin. Used with permission.)

Sign Conventions in Electromagnetic Waves (PDF) (Courtesy of Scott Bradley. Used with permission.)

The Lorentz Oscillator and its Applications (PDF - 1.7MB) (Courtesy of Ilan Almog, Scott Bradley, and Vladmir Bulovic. Used with permission.)

Quantum Mechanics in 1-D Potentials (PDF)

"The whole world's gonna be watching" 
~Aldrich Killian~


MIT Open Course Ware

No comments: