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Electrodynamics with Vector Analysis

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

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 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

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


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



The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

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


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Michael Bradley

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