Electromagnetic field theory 7.5 credits

Elektromagnetisk fältteori
First cycle, F0007T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 05 Nov 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study
Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and M0029M Calculus, M0030M Linear Algebra and Calculus, M0031M Linear Algebra and Differential Equations M0031M M0032M Functions of Several Variables and Computer Tools, M0018M Linear Analysis or equivalent courses where there mathematical analysis in several dimensions, and vector analysis are included.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
1.    Knowledge and understanding

•    Understand how electrostatic fields are generated and how the fields are affected by dielectric materials.
•    Understand how magnetic fields are generated and affected by magnetic materials.
•    Understand the interaction between electric- and magnetic fields: electromagnetism.
•    Understand the limitations in the possibility to solve electromagnetic problems analytically.
•    Have insight in ongoing research- and development work where electromagnetism is central.

2.    Skill and ability

•    Know how vector calculus is applied to solve electromagnetic problems.
•    Be able to analyse electromagnetic problems using symmetry.
•    Be able to formulate electromagnetic problems in more complex geometries suitable for numerical calculations.
•    Have the ability to perform suitable approximations and assumptions with respect to the physics in described problems.

3.    Approach and ability to estimate

•    Have exercised the ability of practical problem-solving.
•    Have the ability to estimate the probability in achieved results with respect to the electromagnetic theory.
•    Have understanding of the need of knowledge in electromagnetics within ones future professional discipline and science and engineering in general.

Vector analysis. Static electric fields, dielectrics. Steady electric currents, conductors. Special methods for potential- and boundary problems.Quasi-static magnetic fields, magnetic materials. Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction. Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves.

Lectures, classroom teaching.

Written examination and laboratory work which is examined through written report. There can be alternative examination methods


The course can not be combined with F0056T.

Lars-Göran Westerberg

Transition terms
The course F0007T is equal to MTF105

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Introduction to Electrodynamics av David J. Griffiths, 4th Revised Edition.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written examG U 3 4 56.00MandatoryS18
0003Laboratory work/Written reportU G#1.50MandatoryS18

Study guidance
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