Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. ETEN05 overlaps following cours/es: ETE071. Optional for: E4, E4f, E4hn, F4, F4f, F4tf, MFOT1, Pi4, Pi4bs. Course coordinator: Professor Daniel Sjöberg,, Electrical and Information Technology. Recommended prerequisits: ETE110 Modeling and Simulation in Field Theory or ETI015 Electromagnetic Fields, Advanced Course or ETE055/ETEF01/ESS050 Electromagnetic Field Theory. Assessment: For the grade 3 completed assignments and project are required. The assignments and the project must be done during the course. For higher grades individual examination is required. Home page:

The student shall deepen his/her knowledge of the fundamental principles of electromagnetic wave propagation in linear continuous media, and know how utilize to numerical methods in the solution of electromagnetic wave propagation problems.

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. Energy relations. Time harmonic fields. Plane waves, polarization. Plane wave propagation in complex materials (isotropic, anisotropic, gyrotropic, bi-isotropic). Reflection and transmission in two and three dimensions. Beams and the paraxial approximation. Wave propagation in inhomogeneous materials. Numerical methods e.g. finite difference methods and raytracing.

Sophocles J, Orfanides: Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas (in English).
The literature is available from the homepage of the course.