Course syllabus

Electromagnetic Field Theory
Elektromagnetisk fältteori

EITF85, 6.0 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2024-04-02
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Technology Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: F3, Pi3
Elective for: N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The purpose of the course is to give a coherent description of the 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

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Electrostatic fields. Magnetostatic fields. Materials -- Magnetization and Polarization. Induction. Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Electromagnetic Field Theory.
Credits: 6.0. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: Passed written examination. Optional tasks can give bonus points to regular examination results.


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAB65+FMAB70 Calculus in One Variable, FMAB35 Calculus in Several Variables. FMAB20 Linear algebra. FMAN55 Applied Mathematics. For N the requirement FMAB35 is replaced by FMAB30 Calculus in Several Variables, and FMAN55 is replaced by FMFF20 Mathematical Methods of Nanotechnology.
The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: ESS050 ETEF01 EITF80 ETE055

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Course coordinator: Johan Lundgren,
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