SH1005 Electromagnetism and Light 3.0 credits

Elektromagnetism och ljus

This is a 3 cr. course mainly intended for those OPEN-students having read Environmental Physics and Environmental Chemistry. 

This is a web based course although there are some lessons in class. It is highly recommended to participate in these lessons. Time and place will be given at the course home page

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course will focus on fundamental electromagnetism and light.

Intended learning outcomes *

Following this course the student should have the basic knowledge in electromagnetism and being prepared for further studies in modern physics and adjacent fields.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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Optional reading in addition to the web material:

1) Electromagnetism for Engineers (4th ed) by P. Hammond, ISBN 0-19-856298-5

2) Elektromagnetism av L. A. Engström (överkurs) ISBN 91-44-015100

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 *

This course is 3 university credits fail or pass following a conventional written test.

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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Jonas Strandberg

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SH1005

Offered by

SCI/Undergraduate Physics

Main field of study *

Physics, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Jonas Strandberg (

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.

Supplementary information

Given during August.