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Learn about electric and magnetic fields and forces

XSeries Program in
Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
MITx

What you will learn

  • Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Electric and Magnetic Dipoles
  • Simple AC and DC circuits
  • Electromagnetic Radiation and Energy Flow

Explore the concepts of electricity and magnetism in this series of courses, based on the second semester of introductory physics at MIT.

This series of modules discusses the idea of fields, specifically the electric and magnetic field. We explore several ways to calculate both the electric and magnetic field and also look at dipoles, forces, and simple circuits. We finish the course by combining all of Maxwell’s Equations to see how the speed of light and electromagnetic radiation comes about.

This series requires the use of multivariable calculus, although most of the math that is used will be reviewed. It is also best if you have previously completed our 8.01x Introductory Mechanics series.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Instructor-led
Assignments and exams have specific due dates
7 months
11 - 13 hours per week
Discounted price: $132.30
Pre-discounted price: $147USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. MITx's Introductory Electricity and Magnetism XSeries Program

  2. Started Feb 26, 2020
    11–13 hours per week, for 10 weeks

    Learn how charges interact with each other and create electric fields and electric potential landscapes in this introductory-level physics course.

  3. Started Apr 15, 2020
    11–13 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn how charges create and move in magnetic fields and how to analyze simple DC circuits in this introductory-level physics course.

  4. Started May 27, 2020
    11–13 hours per week, for 10 weeks

    In this final part of 8.02, we will cover Faraday’s Law, Circuits with Inductors, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic radiation. This introductory Electromagnetism physics course will require the use of calculus.

  5. This is a series of 3 courses to be taken in sequence – 8.02.1x through 8.02.3x.

Meet your instructors

from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx)
Analia Barrantes
Lecturer, Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Dourmashkin
Senior Lecturer, Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aidan MacDonagh
Technical Instructor in Digital Learning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kerstin Perez
Assistant Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Krishna Rajagopal
Dean for Digital Learning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Redwine
Professor of Physics and Director of Bates Linear Accelerator Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
George Stephans
Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michelle Tomasik
Lecturer, Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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