Course syllabus

# Elektromagnetisk fältteori

Electromagnetic Fields

## ESS050, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

## General Information

## Aim

## Learning outcomes

## Contents

## Examination details

## Admission

## Reading list

## Contact and other information

Electromagnetic Fields

Valid for: 2014/15

Decided by: Education Board A

Date of Decision: 2014-04-07

Main field: Technology.

Compulsory for: E3

Elective for: D4-dpd

Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

- The student shall acquire fundamental knowledge of vector analysis and electromagnetic theory
- The student shall acquire a good ability to perform calculations on given problems
- The student shall acquire good knowledge of the electromagnetic concepts that are used in electrotechnical applications, e.g., electronics, measurement techniques and electric power technique

Knowledge and understanding

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to explain how electric charge and electric current generate and are affected by electric and magnetic fields
- be able to use cylindrical coordinates, spherical coordinates, the nabla operator, Stokes´ theorem and Gauss´ theorem
- be able to use equations such as Coulomb's law, Biot-Savart law, the law of induction and Maxwell's equations
- be able to explain concepts such as capacitance, inductance, induction, wave propagation and antenna

Competences and skills

For a passing grade the student must

- be able to analyse an solve basic problems of electrostatics, magnetostatics, quasistationary and general electromagnetic field theory
- be able to explain how given problems of electromagnetic field theory can be solved

Judgement and approach

For a passing grade the student must

- understand that electromagnetic field theory is fundamental for all technique and all science that involves electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields
- be able to describe the strength of and the possibilities of a mathematical model of the type that electromagnetic field theory is an example of

Vector analysis, electrostatics, magnetostatics, induction and general time-dependence. Examples of what is treated in the course are divergence, curl, electric fields in vacuum and in materials, capacitors, system of conductors, the image method, Biot-Savart law, energy, force, inductance, the law of induction, Maxwell’s equations, plane waves and antennas.

Grading scale: TH

Assessment: Compulsory writing test and written examination.

Parts

Code: 0103. Name: Written examination.

Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Vector analysis and electromagnetic field theory.

Code: 0203. Name: Control examination.

Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Vector analysis and electromagnetic field theory.

Required prior knowledge: FMA410 or FMAA05 Calculus in one variable, FMA420 Linear algebra and FMA430 Calculus in several variables.

The number of participants is limited to: No

The course overlaps following course/s: ETE055, ETEF01, FMFF01

- David K. Cheng: Field and Wave Electromagnetics (2nd Edition, Pearson New International Edition). Pearson, 2013, ISBN: 1292026561, ISBN: 978-1292026565.

Course coordinator: Buon Kiong Lau, buon_kiong.lau@eit.lth.se

Course homepage: http://www.eit.lth.se/course/ess050

Further information: The course is part of a coherent track of courses in the Electrical Engineering programme. See the web page for the EE programme for a full description.