Classical Electrodynamics

7.5 credits

The course provides a central

knowledge of advanced electrodynamics. Focus is on the use of advanced mathematical physics tools to solve complex electrodynamics problems relevant for several fields in physics. Content: Maxwell’s equations, conservation laws and electromagnetic potentials. Wave propagation in media. Simple radiating systems of moving charges. Selected advanced topics, such as relativistic formulation, radiation by moving charges,

radiation damping, quantum optics.


The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.

The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.

In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.