Course syllabus

Ellära och elektronik
Electromagnetics and Electronics

ETE115, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2015-04-10

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BME2, F2, N2
Elective Compulsory for: W3
Elective for: Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Basically all engineering systems have one or several important parts which may be classified as electronics, some systems are even completely electronic. In particular, most measurement situations are centred round the conversion of a physical quantity to an electric signal. This has brought about a world wide industry and labour market, and most engineers are assumed to have basic knowledge of electronics.

This course is a basic course on modelling of electronic systems. In particular, the modelling chain 1) determine circuit models for the physical processes in various components such as resistors, transistors etc, 2) perform mathematical analysis of the circuit model, and 3) interpret the results as system parameters such as loss and amplification.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course consists of circuit theory, electromagnetic field theory, and electronics. In the circuit theory and the field theory part, basic tools of analysis, physical components, and their ideal circuit models are treated. The circuit theory is then used in the electronics part to study semiconductor components and electronic systems.

Basic electric quantities: Current, voltage, potential, resistance, conductivity, permittivity, impedance, admittance, and power.

Basic analysis tools: Maxwell's equations, electrostatics, magnetostatics, boundary conditions, Kirchhoff's laws, calculational methods for linear, time invariant circuits, node analysis, and two-terminal equivalents.

Basic components: Resistors, inductors, capacitors, voltage sources, current sources, amplifiers, and transmission lines. Modelling: Physical circuits with ideal circuit elements, transfer functions, and filters.

Semiconductor components and electronic systems: operational amplifiers, amplifier circuits, diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and digital systems.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Non-compulsory home assignments may give bonus points to the written exam.


Required prior knowledge: For N: EXTF20 Mathematical Tools for Nanoscience. For F: FMAF05 Mathematics - Systems and Transforms. For BME: concurrent participation in ETI265 Signal Processing in Multimedia.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS010, ETE022, ETIA01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Daniel Sjöberg,
Course coordinator: Mats Gustafsson,
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