Course syllabus

# Elektromagnetisk fältteori Electromagnetic Fields

## ESS050, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2014-04-07

## General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: E3
Elective for: D4-dpd
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

## Aim

• The student shall acquire fundamental knowledge of vector analysis and electromagnetic theory
• The student shall acquire a good ability to perform calculations on given problems
• The student shall acquire good knowledge of the electromagnetic concepts that are used in electrotechnical applications, e.g., electronics, measurement techniques and electric power technique

## 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 use cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates, the nabla operator, Stokes´ theorem and Gauss´ theorem
• be able to use equations such as Coulomb's law, Biot-Savart law, the law of induction and Maxwell's equations
• be able to explain concepts such as capacitance, inductance, induction, wave propagation and antenna

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• be able to analyse an solve basic problems of electrostatics, magnetostatics, quasistationary and general electromagnetic field theory
• be able to explain how given problems of electromagnetic field theory can be solved

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• understand that electromagnetic field theory is fundamental for all technique and all science that involves electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields
• be able to describe the strength of and the possibilities of a mathematical model of the type that electromagnetic field theory is an example of

## Contents

Vector analysis, electrostatics, magnetostatics, induction and general time-dependence. Examples of what is treated in the course are divergence, curl, electric fields in vacuum and in materials, capacitors, system of conductors, the image method, Biot-Savart law, energy, force, inductance, the law of induction, Maxwell’s equations, plane waves and antennas.

## Examination details

Assessment: Compulsory writing test and written examination.

Parts
Code: 0103. Name: Written examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Vector analysis and electromagnetic field theory.
Code: 0203. Name: Control examination.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Vector analysis and electromagnetic field theory.

Required prior knowledge: FMA410 or FMAA05 Calculus in one variable, FMA420 Linear algebra and FMA430 Calculus in several variables.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETE055, ETEF01, FMFF01