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


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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

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

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.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ETE110 Modeling and Simulation in Field Theory or ETI015 Electromagnetic Fields, Advanced Course or ETE055/ETEF01/ESS050 Electromagnetic Field Theory.

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