In the next decade, the use of new technologies will change
the manner in which electromagnetism
This extent of this change will be more dramatic in electromagnetism
than in any other core science
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
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.