EI1320 Electromagnetic Theory 9.0 credits
Teoretisk elektroteknik
Classical electromagnetic field theory, in forms of the relations between electromagnetic fields, charges and currents.
Education cycle
First cycleMain field of study
Technology
Grading scale
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Course offerings
Autumn 19 CTFYS for programme students

Periods
Autumn 19 P1 (6.0 credits), P2 (3.0 credits)

Application code
51295
Start date
26/08/2019
End date
14/01/2020
Language of instruction
Swedish
Campus
KTH Campus
Tutoring time
Daytime
Form of study
Normal

Number of places
No limitation
Course responsible
Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>
Teacher
Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>
Target group
Compulsory for the Degree Program in Engineering Physics (CTFYS).
Part of programme
Autumn 18 CTFYS for programme students

Periods
Autumn 18 P1 (6.0 credits), P2 (3.0 credits)

Application code
51028
Start date
27/08/2018
End date
14/01/2019
Language of instruction
Swedish
Campus
KTH Campus
Tutoring time
Daytime
Form of study
Normal

Number of places
No limitation
Schedule
Course responsible
Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>
Teacher
Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>
Target group
Compulsory for the Degree Program in Engineering Physics (CTFYS).
Part of programme
Intended learning outcomes
General goals
After the course the student shall from a description of a situation that leads to an electromagnetic field problem be able to
• use their conceptual understanding of the electromagnetic laws in order to qualitatively describe the behavior of the solution to the problem
• use their ability to manage the electromagnetic laws to, in simple situations, set up a computational model and perform the necessary calculations: select appropriate methods; make appropriate approximations; asses the plausibility of the results
Concrete goals
1. define electric and magnetic fields according to their force effect
2. explain the physical meanings of the differential equations for electrostatic and magnetostatic fields
3. calculate the electric field from the stationary charge distributions and magnetic fields from steady current distributions
4. solve simple electrostatic boundary value problems
5. describe and use simple models of electric and magnetic field interactions with materials
6. explain the concept of electromotive force
7. write down Maxwell's equations and explain their physical meanings
8. analyze how energy and momentum is stored and transported in an electromagnetic field
9. analyze the propagation, reflection and transmission of plane waves
10. analyze propagation in simple types of transmission lines and waveguides
11. use Maxwell's equations to analyze the electromagnetic fields generated by given dynamic charge/current distributions
12. calculate the radiation fields from simple types of antennas and antenna systems
Course main content
Electrostatics: Coulomb's law. Electric lines of force. Evaluation of electric field and potential in vacuum and with conducting and dielectric materials. Energy and forces in electrostatic systems. Boundaryvalue problems. Static magnetic fields: BiotSavart's and Ampere's laws. Fields in magnetic materials. Electromagnetic induction. Mutual and selfinduction. Energy and forces in static and quasistationary fields. Maxwell's equations. Conservation laws. Plane waves. Wavesguides. Radiation and reception of electromagnetic waves. Transformation of electric and magnetic fields between systems with uniform velocity.
Disposition
Lectures and tutorial exercises.
Eligibility
Corresponding to the courses for the Degree Programme in Engineering Physics (CTFYS) in
• Differential and integral calculus, in one and several variables
• Linear algebra
• Classical physics, including circuit analysis
• Mathematical methods in physics, including vector analysis; separation of variables; orthogonal functions
Recommended prerequisites
Courses corresponding to CTFYS, year 1 and 2, in mathematics, including vector analysis and mathematical methods in physics; basic mechanics; basic electromagnetism, wave theory and circuit analysis from the course in classical physics.
Literature
D. J. Griffiths: Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4:rd ed. (Cambridge University Press).
Examination
 TEN1  Written Exam, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
 TEN2  Written Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Passed in all examination moments.
Offered by
EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering
Contact
Martin Norgren
Examiner
Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>
Addon studies
EI2400 Applied Antenna Theory
EI2402 Electromagnetic Compatibility
EI2410 Field Theory for Guided Waves
EI2420 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
Version
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.