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Basic Electromagnetism : Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Computation - E. R. Dobbs

Basic Electromagnetism

Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Computation


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Electromagnetism is basic to our understanding of the properties of matter and yet is often regarded as a difficult part of the first degree course in physics. In this book, Professor Dobbs provides a clear account of the subject, leading the student from electrostatics through to Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves, covering the material needed by students taking courses on electricity, magnetism and electromagnetic waves. Though the emphasis is on essentials, interesting applications are also discussed. Vector operators are introduced at the appropriate points, and worked examples and exercises with answers are included.

...I have warmly recommended Dobbs' previous texts..Basic Electromagnetism may similarly be recommended. - Contemporary Physics

Part 1 Electrostatics: Coulomb's law; Gauss's law; electric potential; electrostatic energy; dielectrics. Part 2 Electric potential and fields: Poisson's and Laplace's equations; solutions of Laplace's equation; electrical images; electron optics. Part 3 Magnetostatics: electric current; Lorentz force; Biot-Savart law; forces between currents; Ampere's law and magnetic flux. Part 4 Electromagnetism: Faraday's law; applications of Faraday's law. Part 5 Magnetism: magnetization of matter; characteristics of B and H; magnetism in matter; production of magnetic fields. Part 6 Maxwell's equations: Gauss's and Faraday's laws; Ampere's and Maxwell's laws; statics and dynamics; free space and matter. Part 7 Electromagnetism and relativity: Lorentz transformations; fields of movings charges; vector potentials; energy of electromagnetic field; retarded potentials. Part 8 Electromagnetic waves in space: wave equations; plane waves; spherical waves; energy density and energy flow. Part 9 Electromagnetic waves in dielectrics: polarization of dielectrics; wave parameters in dielectrics; absorption and disperson. Part 10 Reflection and refraction: boundary relations; Fresnel's equations; energy flow at a boundary; total internal reflection. Part 11 Electromagnetic waves in conductors: wave parameters in conductors; wave impedance and reflectance; energy flow and radiation pressure; plasmas. Part 12 Generation of electromagnetic waves: Hertzian dipole; radiant energy and power; antennas; scattering. Part 13 Guided waves: waveguide equation; rectangular waveguides; waveguide modes; cavities. Appendices: electromagnetic quantities; Gaussian units; physical constants; electromagnetic spectrum; vector calculus; Lorentz transformations; exercises; answers to exercises.

ISBN: 9780412555701
ISBN-10: 0412555700
Series: Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Computation
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32