Course Syllabus for

Electromagnetic Fields
Elektromagnetisk fältteori

EITF80F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2018
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2018-08-24

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: EITF80
Teaching language: English


1. The PhD student shall acquire fundamental knowledge of vector analysis and electromagnetic theory. 2. The PhD student shall acquire a good ability to perform calculations on given problems. 3. The PhD student shall acquire good knowledge of the electromagnetic concepts that are used in electrotechnical applications, e.g., electronics, measurement techniques and electric power techniques.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to describe the strength of and the possibilities of a mathematical model of the type that electromagnetic field theory is an example of.

Course Contents

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.

Course Literature

Cheng, David K.: Field and Wave Electromagnetics. Pearson, 2013. ISBN 1292026561.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, miscellaneous. Moodle Quiz

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, miscellaneous. Moodle Quiz
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: FMAB30 Calculus in Several Variables or equivalent
Assumed prior knowledge: FMAA01 or FMAA05 Calculus in one variable, FMA420/FMAB20 Linear algebra or equivalent

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Course Coordinator: Buon Kiong Lau (

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