Electromagnetics III (TET3)


The course TET3 will take place in WiSe 2023/24 as a face-to-face course, supported by digital elements via Microsoft Office 365 / Teams. To participate in the course you need to join the team "Electromagnetics III" using the team code 7rhjuft.

Instructions for using Microsoft Teams.

  • In MS Teams, click "Join a team or create a team".
  • Then enter the team code 7rhjuft under "Join a team with a code" and then click "Join team".


Instructor: Prof. Dr. Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger
Location: On appointment.
Time: On appointment.
Please contact Prof. Dr. Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger.
Extent: 3 weekly hours

Correlation to curriculum:

Master Systems Engineering, ICS Supplement
Extension to Master Mechatronik
Deepening lecture Master COMET

Admission requirements:

For graduate students: none.
Recommended: at least on course on electromagnetic fields.

Evaluation / Examination:

Oral exam.
Here you will find the underlying grading scheme .


Private studies
Exam preparation
45 h
45 h
30 h
120 h

Module grade:

Oral exam100 %

Educational objective

  • Students understand and know to apply advanced theoretical concepts of classical electromagnetic.


  • Reciprocity theorems and Telegen’s Theorem at the fields level.
  • Causality: general concepts, Kramers-Kronig relations, Hilbert transformation.
  • Forces: the Maxwell stress tensor; energy methods: virtual displacement.
  • Impulse of the electromagnetic field.
  • Wave propagation in dispersive media and plasma.
  • Equivalence principle: Huygens, Stratton-Chu, Franz.
  • Relativistic electromagnetic: Lorentz transformation.

Further information

Language of instruction: English.

  • J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics. Wiley; 3rd edition, 1998.
  • R.F. Harrington, Time-Harmonic Fields. Wiley-IEEE Press; 2nd edition, 2001.
  • R.E. Collin, Field Theory of Guided Waves. Wiley-IEEE Press; 2 edition, 1990.
  • D.M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering. Wiley; 3 edition, 2004.
  • J.A. Stratton, Electromagnetic Theory. Wiley-IEEE Press, 2007.
  • E.J. Rothwell, M.J. Cloud, Electromagnetics. CRC Press; 2 edition, 2008.
Postal address

Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering
Saarland University
Campus C6 3, 11th floor
Box 15 11 50
66041 Saarbrucken

Visitor and delivery address

Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering
Saarland University
Campus C6 3, 11th floor (site plan)
66123 Saarbrücken (directions)

Prof. Dr. Romanus Dyczij-Edlinger
Phone: +49 681 302-2441
Consultation by appointment.
Sarah Braun
Phone.: +49 681 302-2551
Fax: +49 681 302-3157

Office hours
Mo   08:00 a.m. — 01:00 p.m.
Tue  only reachable by phone
Wed 08:00 a.m. — 01:00 p.m.
Thu  closed
Fri    08:00 a.m. — 01:00 p.m.