Free Online Course on Magnetic Materials and Devices

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Magnetic Materials and Devices. In this engineering course, students will learn about magnetic materials and devices.

Applications presented include magnetic data storage, motors, transformers, and spintronics. This course will start on August 16, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 8-12 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on August 16, 2017

Providers’ Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

About This Course

In this engineering course, you will learn about magnetic materials and devices. Applications presented include magnetic data storage, motors, transformers, and spintronics.

 

Why Take This Course?

This course is part of a three-part series, which explains the basis of electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials including semiconductors, metals, organics, and insulators.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamentals of magnetism
  • The role anisotropy plays in the magnetic behavior of materials
  • The operating principles of transformers and DC motors
  • How data is stored on hard disks
  • Principles of optical and magnetooptical storage

Instructors

Caroline Ross

Caroline Ross is Toyota Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Requirements

  • Physics, calculus, and chemistry at the first year university level
  • Familiarity with materials structure and bonding
  • A background in solid state physics is helpful, but is not absolutely essential
  • 15.1x: Electronic Materials and Devices
  • 15.2x: Optical Materials and Devices

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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