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FEI3300 Electromagnetic Theory, PhD Course II 6.0 credits

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Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FEI3300 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Mathematical methods for dynamic electromagnetic field problems.

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

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Home-assignments, written examination and individually assigned problems.

Oral presentation of one problem.

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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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.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Martin Norgren (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering