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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 TEFRM, TELPM for programme students

Autumn 18 TEFRM, TELPM for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall be able to

  1. explain Green's theorem; describe Green functions to Poisson's equation
  2. expand Green functions in orthogonal bases to solve electrostatic and magnetostatic boundary value problems
  3. do multipole expansions of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields
  4. elaborate on the physical implications of Maxwell’s equations
  5. describe Green functions to the wave equation
  6. calculate the retarded fields from continuous sources and point charges
  7. explain and use conservation laws for energy, momentum and angular momentum
  8. analyze propagation, reflection and transmission of plane waves
  9. describe the covariant form of Maxwell’s equations and apply the Lorentz transformation to 4-vectors and the field tensor

Course main content

Mathematical methods för electrostatic and magnetostatic source and boundary value problems. Electromagnetic fields from time-dependent source distributions. Interaction between electromagnetic fields and media. Special theory of relativity applied to electromagnetics.


Lessons and problem solving activity.


The courses EI1200 Electromagnetic Field Theory and EI1210 Wave Propagation & Antennas, or the course EI1240 Electromagnetic Theory or equivalent knowledge of Eng B or equivalent. "

Recommended prerequisites

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


Jackson J.D., Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd ed., Wiley, 1998.
ISBN 0-471-30932-X


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

Requirements for final grade

Required score from problem solving activity and written exam.

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering


Martin Norgren


Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>

Add-on studies

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


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.