Course syllabus

Elektromagnetisk fältteori
Electromagnetic Fields

EITF80, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

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


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 techniques.

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


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, force, inductance, the law of induction, Maxwell’s equations, plane waves and antennas.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Compulsory written test and 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: Written Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Vector analysis and electromagnetic field theory.
Code: 0217. Name: Control Examination.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Vector analysis and electromagnetic field theory.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: FMAA01 or FMAA05 Calculus in one variable, FMA420/FMAB20 Linear algebra.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS050, ETE055, ETEF01, FMFF01, EITF85

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Buon Kiong Lau,
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