Course Syllabus for


EITN80F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 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: EITN80
Teaching language: English


The course provides a deep and broad understanding of electromagnetic theory. It complements the basic course in key areas related to electromagnetic waves and the interaction between moving charged particles and electromagnetic fields. It also gives the relativistic description of electrodynamics, with the aim of providing a basic understanding of accelerator physics. The course discusses techniques for measurements of electromagnetic fields in experiment and technology.


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

Course Contents

Areas covered include: Maxwell equations, multipolutvecklingar, relativistic transformation of electromagnetic fields, motion of charged particles in electromagnetic fields, radiation from accelerating charges, Waveguides, resonant cavities, the measurement of electromagnetic fields.

Course Literature

Griffiths, David J.: Introduction to Electrodynamics. Cambridge University Press, 2017. ISBN 9781108420419.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments. Approved assignments and take home exam are required for passing the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: EITF80 Electromagnetic Fields or EITF85 Electromagnetic Field Theory or ETEF01 Electromagnetic Field Theory or equivalent course.

Further Information

Course Coordinator: Anders Karlsson,

Course Occasion Information

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