EI2405 Classical Electrodynamics 7.5 credits

Elektromagnetisk fältteori, fortsättningskurs

In addition to the introductory courses, this course provides consolidated and enlarged knowledge about electromagnetic field theory, regarding physical understanding and mathematical skill in solving field problems.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Green's theorems
  • Green functions to Poisson's equation
  • expansions of Green functions in orthogonal bases
  • electrostatic and magnetostatic boundary value problems
  • multipole expansions of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields
  • magnetic diffusion
  • Maxwell's equations
  • Green functions to the wave equation
  • calculation of retarded fields from continuous sources and point charges
  • application of the conservation laws for energy, linear momentum and angular momentum
  • analysis of propagation, reflection and transmission of plane waves
  • decomposition of fields into plane waves
  • the covariant formulation of Maxwell's equations
  • application of the Lorentz transformation on 4-vectors and the field tensor.

Intended learning outcomes *

Having passed the course, the student shall be able to:

  • solve parts of problems from the major part of the course content

in order to be able to use the electromagnetic laws combined with mathematical methods to solve electromagnetic field problems.

To obtain higher grades, the student shall be able to

  • with progression in both completeness and scope, solve problems from the whole course content.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

  • Completed course at first cycle level in electromagnetic theory equivalent to one of EI1220 and EI1320, for the programmes in electrical engineering (CELTE) and engineering physics (CTFYS).
  • Completed courses in mathematical methods in physics, containing vector calculus, separation of variables and orthogonal functions.

Recommended prerequisites

Introductory course in classical electromagnetic field theory or equivalent including documented proficiency in english corresponding to Eng B.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In agreement with KTH´s coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possess of a valid medical certificate. The examiner may permit other examination forms at the re-examination of few students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Martin Norgren

Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

This course is a prerequisite for several courses within the Master's Programme, Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering

Contact

Martin Norgren

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see:
http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.