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FEI3304 Integral Equations in Electromagnetics 6.0 credits

The course is intended for PhD students whose research topic is within or related to classical electromagnetic field theory, with applications to scattering from objects with general shapes 

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Numerical methods for analyzing scattering of electromagnetic waves from objects with complicated shape 

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall be able to

  • explain briefly the Fredholm theory for integral equations 
  • derive electromagnetic representation formulas, from generalized  Green formulas,   
  • derive line, surface, and volume integral equations   
  • discretize integral equations into matrix equations 
  • explain some methods for improved and accelerated convergence 

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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.

Four home‐assignments: 

  1. Electrostatic or magnetostatic problem 
  2. Thin‐wire antenna 
  3. Scattering from metallic or homogeneous object 
  4. Scattering from heterogeneous object 

Other requirements for final grade

Satisfactory performance in all home‐assignments. Oral presentation of one assignment.

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.

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering