Course syllabus

Acceleratorer, partiklar och fält
Accelerators, Particles and Fields

ETEN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: E4, E4-hn, F4, F4-aft, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The student shall deepen his/her knowledge of electrodynamics. The student shall acquire knowledge and skills which are useful for a professional in an area where electrodynamics plays an important role.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Description of the activities at MAX-lab and ESS, calculation of the trajectories of particles in electromagnetic fields, steering of charged particles, synchrotron radiation, the fields generated by an arbitrarily moving charged particle, Cherenkov radiation, transformation of fields between inertial frames, the theory of relativity, superconductors, the method of images, storage rings for electrons, linear accelerators, numerical calculation using a finite element program.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination. Hand in problems. The hand in problems can only be done when the course is running.


Required prior knowledge: One of the basic courses in Electromagnetic Fields i.e. one of the courses ETE055, ETEF01 and ESS050.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Richard Lundin,
Course coordinator: Professor Anders Karlsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course content couples to the activities at MAX-lab and ESS. The course can be combined with the other advanced courses in electromagnetic field theory, i.e., ETEN05 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, ETEN10 Antenna Technology, and ETEN01 Microwave Theory. With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.