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Electricity and Magnetism - W. N. Cottingham

Hardcover Published: 29th November 1991
ISBN: 9780521362290
Number Of Pages: 216

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This is an undergraduate textbook on the physics of electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic fields and waves. It is written mainly with the physics student in mind, although it will also be of use to students of electrical and electronic engineering. The approach is concise but clear, and the authors have assumed that the reader will be familiar with the basic phenomena. The theory, however, is set out in a completely self-contained and coherent way and developed to the point where the reader can appreciate the beauty and coherence of the Maxwell equations. Throughout, the authors stress the relationships between microscopic structure of matter and the observed macroscopic electric and magnetic fields. The applications cover a wide range of topics, and each chapter ends with a set of problems with answers.

Mathematical prologue
Charges and currents
Electrostatics
Electric dipoles
Static magnetic fields
Time dependent fields
Faraday's law and Maxwell's equations
Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum
The electrostatics of conductors
Steady currents in conductors
Magnetostatics
Insulators
Magnetic properties of materials
Time dependent fields in insulators
Time dependent fields in metals and plasmas
Superconductivity
Surface electricity
Radiation
Applications of radiation theory
Transmission lines, wave guides, and optical fibres
The electromagnetic field and special relativity
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521362290
ISBN-10: 0521362296
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 29th November 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.6  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.46

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