Course syllabus

Elektromagnetisk fältteori
Electromagnetic Field Theory

ETE055, 6 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: F3
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


Repetition of electrostatics. Magnetostatic fields. Vector potential. Magnetisation. Induction. Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable, FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables. FMA420 Linear algebra. FMFF01 Vector analysis. FMA021 Applied Mathematics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS050, ETEF01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anders Karlsson,
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