The MIT Course
Electromagnetism 2000
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In the next decade, the use of new technologies will change the manner in which electromagnetism is taught. This extent of this change will be more dramatic in electromagnetism than in any other core science subject.

Because of the difficulties inherent in explaining the nature of vector fields, the teaching of electromagnetism lends itself to significant improvements in exposition using new technology.

At first these changes will consist of the use of advanced technology to supplement the traditional approaches to teaching electromagnetism. Eventually, however, the use of new technologies will become so pervasive that it will be impossible to imagine teaching electromagnetism effectively in their absence.

With an aggressive development program, MIT can take the lead in defining the directions and pace of this change.

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