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 candidate has advanced knowledge of phenomena, computational methods, and technologiacal applications based on classical electrodynamics. The candidate has acquired increased skills in analytical as well as numerical methods.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem solving. Compulsory programming project with written report. The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2014-12-03 09:00 E2 , E6
Summer KONT Written examination 100/100 C 2015-08-06 09:00 Storhall del 1
  • * 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.