Course Syllabus for

# Electrodynamics Elektrodynamik

## 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

## Aim

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.

## Goals

Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

• master the Maxwell equations and the mathematical methods used in the solution of electromagnetic problems
• be able to treat the motion of charged relativistic particle in electromagnetic fields
• determine the electromagnetic fields caused by accelerating charged particles
• understand the principles of particle accelerators
• determine the electromagnetic fields that can propagate in various types of metallic waveguides
• understand the concepts waveguide, phase and group velocity and cut-off frequency of waveguides
• to determine the electromagnetic fields that can exist in the resonant cavities
• understand different methods for measurements of electromagnetic fields and the physical limitations of these methods

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

• to assess the mathematical and numerical methods suitable for the analysis of various types of time-dependent electromagnetic problems
• to determine which methods are possible to measure the electric and magnetic fields in given frequency ranges and geometries
• assess and design the microwave for accelerators
• able to make reasonable estimates of electromagnetic fields and waves with the help of physical rules of thumb

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

• to assess the mathematical and numerical methods suitable for the analysis of various types of time-dependent electromagnetic problems
• to determine which methods are possible to measure the electric and magnetic fields in given frequency ranges and geometries
• to assess and design the microwave for accelerators
• be able to make reasonable estimates of electromagnetic fields and waves with the help of physical rules of thumb

## 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.
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