Superconducting Magnets OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Course on the Study of Large-Scale Magnetic Fields

Published Jan 14, 2009

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Discover the applications of superconducting magnets in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Superconducting Magnets' identifies specific uses for these giant superconducting elements as well as problems associated with their use. This graduate-level course has no specific prerequisites, but will be of most interest to graduate students studying Nuclear Science and Engineering.

Superconducting Magnets: Course Specifics

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Superconducting Magnets: Course Description

What are large superconductor magnets used for? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, provides an OpenCourseWare that answers just that question. Through reviews of superconductor magnets that include design, operational issues, instabilities and magnetic disturbances, students learn how electromagnets conduct energy and their advantages and drawbacks. The practical application of superconducting magnets is also covered. Students will learn to calculate and analyze the limitations of these magnets. Students discover the factors that make superconducting magnets unstable, unreliable and identify potential ways to solve these problems. MIT Professors Yukikazu Iwasa and Joseph Minervini teach this course about superconducting magnets, their uses and limitations.

Lectures, notes and assignments, including non-textbook problems, are available online. There is also a list of suggested course readings. To take this course, visit the superconducting magnets course page.

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