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Modern electrodynamics

Author: Andrew Zangwill
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An engaging writing style and a strong focus on the physics make this comprehensive, graduate-level textbook unique among existing classical electromagnetism textbooks. Charged particles in vacuum and the electrodynamics of continuous media are given equal attention in discussions of electrostatics, magnetostatics, quasistatics, conservation laws, wave propagation, radiation, scattering, special relativity, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Zangwill
ISBN: 9780521896979 0521896975
OCLC Number: 809086601
Description: xxi, 977 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Mathematical preliminaries --
The Maxwell equations --
Electrostatics --
Electric multipoles --
Conducting matter --
Dielectric matter --
Laplace's Equation --
Poisson's Equation --
Steady current --
Magnetostatics --
Magnetic multipoles --
Magnetic force and energy --
Magnetic matter --
Dynamic and quasistatic fields --
General electromagnetic fields --
Waves in vacuum --
Waves in simple matter --
Waves in dispersive matter --
Guided and confined waves --
Retardation and radiation --
Scattering and diffraction --
Special relativity --
Fields from moving charges --
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods.
Responsibility: Andrew Zangwill.

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An engaging writing style and a strong focus on the physics make this comprehensive, graduate-level textbook unique among existing classical electromagnetism textbooks. It features close to 120  Read more...
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