(Created 2009-08-11.)
 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY ETE055

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. ETE055 overlap following cours/es: ESS050, ETEF01, ESS050 och ETEF01. Compulsory for: F3. Course coordinator: Professor Anders Karlsson, Anders.Karlsson@eit.lth.se, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Recommended prerequisits: FMAA05 One dimensional analysis, FMA430 Multi dimensional analysis. FMA420 Linear algebra. FMFF01 Vector analysis. FMA021 Continuous systems. Assessment: Written examination. Home page: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/ete055.

Aim
The purpose of the course is to give a coherent description of the 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

• be able to explain how electric charge and electric current generate and are affected by electric and magnetic fields

• be able to describe the electromagnetic properties of different materials

• be able to apply the Maxwell equations to simple electrostatic, magnetostatic and electrodynamic problems

• be able to understand basic propagation and generation of elektromagnetic waves

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

• show ability to, from an engineering point of view, assess electromagnetic problems, make relevant approximations and chose suitable methods of solution

• show ability to analyze and model electromagnetic problems, to interpret and present the results

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to explain the strength and the generality of a field theoretical description of physical phenomena

• understand that electromagnetism is the foundation to electronics, optics and radio communications

Contents
Repetition of electrostatics. Magnetostatic fields. Vector potential. Magnetisation. Induction. Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves. Antennas.

Literature
Griffiths, D J: Introduction to Electrodynamics. Prentice Hall 1999.ISBN0-13-919960-8
Karlsson, A.:Exempelsamling Elektromagnetisk fältteori.