EI3300 Electromagnetic Theory, PhD Course II 6.0 credits

Elektromagnetisk fältteori, doktorandkurs II

The course is intended for PhD students whose research topic is within or related to classical electromagnetic field theory. The course extends parts of EI2405 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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (6.0 credits)

  • Application code


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  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

Information for research students about course offerings

The course is given when there is sufficient demand. Please contact the examiner if you are interested in taking the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall be able to

  • explain the physical meaning of Maxwell’s equations
  •  explain the Green functions for the wave equation
  • calculate the retarded fields from continuous sources and point charges
  • explain and use the conservation laws for energy, momentum and angular momentum
  • describe transformation properties of the fields under spatial inversion and time-reversal
  • calculate the reflection and transmission of plane waves
  • explain the concept waveguide mode and analyse modes in simple metallic waveguides
  • solve canonical radiation, scattering and diffraction problems
  • use the Lorentz transformation in special relativity
  • describe 4-vector quantities, the field tensor and the covariant formulation of Maxwell’s equations

Course main content

Mathematical methods for dynamic electromagnetic field problems.






  • 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 <mnorgren@kth.se>


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