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6.642 Continuum Electromechanics, Fall 2004

Peak pattern with a magnetic field.
Peak pattern with a magnetic field of about 330 Gauss perpendicular to an oil-based ferrofluid layer. The peaks initiate in an hexagonal array when the magnetic surface force exceeds the stabilizing effects of fluid weight and surface tension. (Image courtesy of Prof. Markus Zahn.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of downloadable problem sets and solutions in the assignments section. The course also features a complete set of lecture notes. In addition, the midterm and final exams and solutions are available in the exams section.

Course Description

This course focuses on laws, approximations, and relations of continuum electromechanics. Topics include mechanical and electromechanical transfer relations, statics and dynamics of electromechanical systems having a static equilibrium, electromechanical flows, and field coupling with thermal and molecular diffusion. See the syllabus section for a more detailed list of topics.


Prof. Markus Zahn

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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