EI3200 Electromagnetic Theory, PhD Course I 6.0 credits

Elektromagnetisk fältteori, doktorandkurs I

The course is intended for PhD students whose research topic is within or related to classical electromagnetic field theory. The course extends parts of the master level course EI2405, thereby providing a more in depth-coverage of the topics as well as additional topics. 

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Information for research students about course offerings

Course round is arranged if sufficiently many announce their interest in reading the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall be able to

  • explain Green's theorem; describe Green's functions to Poisson's equation
  • expand Green's functions and potentials in discrete or continuous orthogonal bases
  • solve electrostatic and magnetostatic boundary value problems
  • do multipole expansions of electrostatic and of magnetostatic fields

Course main content

Mathematical methods för electrostatic and magnetostatic source and boundary value problems.


Lessons 30 h



Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics 3:rd ed, chapters 1-5


  • EXA1 - Examination, 6.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Home-assignments, written examination and individually assigned problems.

Oral presentation of one problem.

Offered by

EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering


Martin Norgren


Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>

Add-on studies

EI3300 Electromagnetic Theory, PhD Course II

Other PhD courses based on advanced level knowledge in electromagnetics.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.