TFY4240 - Electromagnetic Theory


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Electrostatics, method of images, multipoles, electric fields in matter. Magnetostatics and magnetic fields in matter. Electromagnetic force and induction. Maxwell's equations. Conservation laws for charge, energy, momentum and angular momentum. Electromagnetic waves. Transfer matrix theory for thin films. Electromagnetic fields in waveguides. Potential theory and Gauge transformations. Radiation from dipoles and charges in motion. Theory of relativity.

Learning outcome

The course gives the student an introduction to the modelling and understanding of electromagnetic fields.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem solving. A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic courses in Mathematics and Physics.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Book: D.J. Griffiths: Introduction to Electrodynamics, Prentice Hall.
Lecture notes: to be distributed.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4060 7.5



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn Written examination 100/100 C 2013.20.12 09:00 DI172 , Storhall del 1 , DI173
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.