Course Syllabus for

# Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Elektromagnetisk vågutbredning

## ETEN05F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-06-07

## 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: ETEN05
Teaching language: English

## Aim

The student will deepen his/her knowledge of the fundamental principles of electromagnetic wave propagation in linear continuous media, and know how utilize to numerical methods in the solution of electromagnetic wave propagation problems.

## Goals

Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

• •be able to explain the basic methods of analysis that are used for wave propagation in linear materials
• •be able to perform numerical computations on wave propagation problems - both by running simple self-produced codes, and by utilizing commercially available software

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

• •be able to use simple material models such as the Debye- and the Lorentz-model
• •be able to calculate reflection and transmission from isotropic materials in both one and three dimensions
• •be able to calculate wave propagation in anisotropic and bi-isotropic material
• •be able to calculate the broadening of ray beams
• •be able to calculate wave propagation in simple, inhomogeneous, isotropic material
• •carry out a minor project including a written documentation

## Course Contents

Repetition of the Maxwell equations and boundary conditions. Constitutive relations and different models. Energy relations. Time harmonic fields. Plane waves, polarization. Plane wave propagation in complex materials (isotropic, anisotropic, gyrotropic, bi-isotropic). Reflection and transmission in two and three dimensions. Beams and the paraxial approximation. Wave propagation in inhomogeneous materials. Numerical methods e.g. finite difference methods and raytracing.

## Course Literature

• Kristensson, G.: Elektromagnetisk vågutbredning. Studentlitteratur, Lund, 1999.
• Sophocles J, O.: Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas.

The literature is available from the homepage of the course.

## Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, project

## Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments. For the grade pass completed assignments and project are required. The assignments and the project must be done during the course.