Applied Mathematics (Mathematical Methods in Nanophotonics) OpenCourseWare: A Free GradLevel Mathematics Course by MIT
Nanophotonics, the study of electromagnetic waves on a nanometer scale, has increasing implications on optical fibers and the telecommunications industry. 'Mathematical Methods in Nanophotonics' a free OpenCourseWare offered by the mathematics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is designed for graduatelevel students interested in exploring the physics and mathematics of nanophotonics. Students interested in this course need to have an advanced understanding of analytic methods used in the fields of science and engineering.
Mathematical Methods in Nanophotonics: Course Specifics
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Mathematical Methods in Nanophotonics: Course Description
Wondering what effect solidstate physics has had on electromagnetism over the last 20 years? You're not alone. The 'Mathematical Methods in Nanophotonics' course, developed by Professor Steven Johnson, of MIT, explores updated techniques and methods used to analyze electromagnetism. Lectures are presented in a 25part series and include Maxwell's equations, Bloch's theorem, perturbation theory, group velocity and dispersion. Other topics explored include VonNeumann stability and hollowcore and solidcore fibers. Students explore these topics through readings from the required text and problem sets. Students are also encouraged to complete a project on a photoniccrystal phenomenon using the free PhotonicBands (MPB) software program developed at MIT.
This OpenCourseWare includes a list of suggested readings, lecture summaries, problem sets, a midterm exam and a project. To download materials for this course or to learn more, visit the mathematical methods in nanophotonics course page.
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