An Introduction to Classical Electrodynamics (Paperback)
An Introduction to Classical Electrodynamics covers the topics of Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics at the upper-level undergraduate level in physics or electrical engineering. This book tells the story of the historical development of electrodynamics, at the same time as introducing students to electrodynamics with vector calculus.
This is the best treatment of the historical development of electricity, magnetism and electrodynamics I have ever seen. The breadth of the authors' knowledge, together with their ability to summarize historical results in exceptionally clear terms, is wonderful. Developing electromagnetism historically makes many concepts easier to understand .
--- By an anonymous reviewer who is a senior professor at a major college or university.
Table of Contents
- Part I: Electricity
Chapter 1 Charge
Chapter 2 The Electrostatic Force
Chapter 3 Electrical Potential Energy
Chapter 4 Gauss's Law
Chapter 5 The Equations of Laplace and Poisson
- PART II: Magnetism
Chapter 6 Permanent Magnets
Chapter 7 The Vector Potential and the Curl
Chapter 8 Electromagnetism
Chapter 9 Faraday's Law of Induction
Chapter 10 The Electron
Chapter 11 Galilean Relativity in Electrodynamics
Chapter 12 Superconductors and Plasmas
- Part III: Light
Chapter 13 Transmission Lines
Chapter 14 Light in an Optical Medium
Chapter 15 Light in Free Space
Chapter 16 Sources of Electromagnetic Radiation
Chapter 17 Special Relativity
Chapter 18 The Photon
728 pages, 650 illustrations, $30
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