MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Electromagnetic Energy: From Motors to Solar Cells

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Core - Science

Instructors

Class Number

6.007

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Fall, Spring

Day

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00 pm-

Description

Discusses applications of electromagnetic and equivalent quantum mechanical principles to classical and modern devices. 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. Studies photons as waves and particles and their interaction with matter in optoelectronic devices, including solar cells and displays.

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