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Electrodynamics with Vector Analysis

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The course starts with vector analysis in various coordinate systems and methods to solve boundary value problems in electrostatics. Computer programs for numerical solutions of partial differential equations with boundary conditions are introduced. Maxwell's equations in the general time-dependent case and some of its consequences like the equation of continuity and Poynting's theorem, as well as electromagnetic waves in vacuum and matter and propagation in wave guides, are studied. The concepts of dispersion relation, wave packets, and phase- and group velocity are introduced. The course ends with an introduction to radiation theory where electromagnetic dipole radiation applied on antennas and radiation from an accelerated charge are treated. Retarded potentials are introduced.

Application and eligibility

Electrodynamics with Vector Analysis, 7.5 credits

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29 August 2022


31 October 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

First courses in Electromagnetism and in Wave Physics, or equivalent. Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 19 April 2022. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
The Department of Physics
Contactperson for the course is:
Michael Bradley