Course syllabus

Elektromagnetisk fältteori
Electromagnetic Field Theory

ETEF01, 7 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2021-04-22

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: Pi3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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


Vector analysis. Electrostatic fields, Scalar electric potential. Coulomb’s law. Polarisation. Magnetostatic fields. Vector potential. Magnetisation. 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.


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in one variable, FMA420, FMAB20 Linear algebra and FMA435, FMAB35 Calculus in several variables, FMA021, FMAN55 Applied Mathematics for Physicists, FAF220 Physics or FAFF40 Waves and optics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ESS050, ETE055

Reading list

Contact and other information

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