Course syllabus

# Elektromagnetisk fältteori Electromagnetic Field Theory

## ETEF01, 7 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

## General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: Pi3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

## Aim

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, and communication technology.

## Learning outcomes

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 electromagnetic waves

Competences and skills
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 method 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

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

## Examination details

Assessment: Written examination.

Required prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in one variable, FMA420 Linear algebra and FMA435 Calculus in several variables, FMA021 Applied Mathematics for Physicists, FAF220 Physics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS050, ETE055

• Griffiths D J: Introduction to Electrodynamics. Prentice Hall , 1999, ISBN: 0-13-919960-8.
• Karlsson, A, Kristensson, G, Sohl, C: Elektromagnetisk fältteori, Exempelsamling.

## Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Gerhard Kristensson, gerhard.kristensson@eit.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/ete055