Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Advanced understanding of electromagnetic fields and methodology to solve fundamental problems in electromagnetic field theory.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 31.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Ari Sihvola, Konstantin Simovski, Sergei Tretiakov

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ari Sihvola, Konstantin Simovski, Sergei Tretiakov

Contact information for the course (valid 26.01.2021-21.12.2112):

Teachers: Prof. Constantin SimovskiProf. Sergei TretyakovDr. Mohammad Sajjad MirmoosaDr. Xuchen Wang

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Complex vectors, dyadics, field equations, field transformations, electromagnetic field solutions, source equivalence.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    We will study fundamental properties of electromagnetic fields and analytical methods for studies of electromagnetic phenomena. This knowledge forms the foundation of moderns radio science and engineering.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Homework exercises, project work.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Grading will be determined by the results of the course examination (answering a set of conceptual questions), quizzes, exercises, and lecture pre-assigments.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hours 48 h (2 x 2 h per week, 12 weeks). Independent work 87 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    I.V. Lindell: Methods for Electromagnetic Field Analysis. Oxford/IEEE Press, 1995.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Additional material will be provided via the Mycourses platform.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E4130 Electromagnetic fields or equivalent knowledge.