Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 16,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. ETE110 overlap following cours/es: FHL064 och FHL064. Compulsory for: F3. Course coordinator: Professor Anders Karlsson,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Recommended prerequisits: FMA021 Applied mathematics for physicists and a basic course in solid mechanics. Assessment: Two written exams and two projects. Parts: 4. Home page:

The course presents methods for solving physical problems that are described by partial differential equations. The student should be given a physical insight and be able to use this in order to mathematically formulate the problems. The course gives an introduction to electromagnetic field theory and to areas where the theory is applied. The projects in the course aim at giving the student an experience in solving comprehensive physical problems.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Basic field theory

Basic vector analysis.

Electromagnetic field theory

Finite element method

Griffiths, D J: Introduction to Electrodynamics. Prentice Hall 1999. Ottosen, N and Petersson, H: Introduction to the Finite Element Method. Prentice Hall 1992. Olsson, K-G and Heyden, S: Introduction to the Finite Element methods-Problems. CALFEM-manual.


Code: 0105. Name: Elementary Field Theory, Electromagnetic Field Theory 1.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written exam. Contents: Vector analysis, electrostatics, magnetostatics, induction, electromagnetic waves, antennas.

Code: 0205. Name: Electromagnetsic Field Theory 2, Finite Element Method.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Writen exam. Contents: Heat equation. Finite element method.

Code: 0305. Name: Discussion Exercises.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Oral and written presentation. Contents: The exercises are discussed in a group on sessions in the presence of teachers. The reports and preparations for the oral presentations are done as home work.

Code: 0405. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report. Contents: An applied problem in heat conduction or electromagnetic theory is solved by the finite element method.