Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Alternative for: MFOT4. Optional for: E4, E4rn, F4, F4f, F4tf, Pi4, Pi4bs. Course coordinator: Prof Gerhard Kristensson,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Recommended prerequisits: ETE110 Modeling and Simulation in Field Theory or ETI015 Electromagnetic Fields, Advanced Course. Assessment: For the grade 3 completed projects are required. For higher grades individual examination. Home page:

The student shall deepen his/her knowledge of the fundamental principles of electromagnetic wave propagation in linear continuous media.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The Maxwell equations and boundary conditions. Constitutive relations and various models. Energy relations. Time harmonic fields. Plane waves, polarization. Plane wave propagation in complex materials (isotropic, anisotropic, gyrotropic, bi-isotropic). Reflection and transmission. Beams and the paraxial approximation. Wave propagation in inhomogeneous materials.

Kristensson G: Elektromagnetisk vågutbredning, Studentlitteratur, Lund 1999.