Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: Pi3. Course coordinator: Professor Gerhard Kristensson,, Elektrovetenskap. Recommended prerequisits: Compulsory courses in Calculus in One Variable, Calculus in Several Variables, Linear Algebra, Applied Mathematics for Physicists, Physics. Assessment: Written examination. Home page:

The purpose of the course is to give a coherent description of basic theory as well as of applications of electromagnetic theory. Emphasis will be on physical insight coupled to the use of mathematical models. The course is also intended to throw light upon the numerous applications of electromagnetic field theory such as optics, electronics, communication technology, chemistry, and biology.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Electrostatic fields, Scalar electric potential. Coulomb’s law. Polarisation. Magnetostatic fields. Vector potential. Magnetisation. Induction. Electromagnetic waves.

Griffiths, D J: Introduction to Electrodynamics. Prentice Hall 1999.