Principles of Electrodynamics (Dover Books on Physics)

Principles of Electrodynamics (Dover Books on Physics)

Melvin Schwartz


Unlike so much textbooks on electromagnetic conception, which deal with electrical energy, magnetism, Coulomb's legislations and Faraday's legislations as virtually self sufficient topics in the framework of the idea, this well-written textual content takes a relativistic standpoint within which electrical and magnetic fields are relatively various facets of a similar actual quantity.
Suitable for complicated undergraduates and graduate scholars, this quantity bargains an excellent exposition of the basic cohesion of electromagnetism in its ordinary , relativistic framework whereas demonstrating the strong constraint of relativistic invariance. will probably be noticeable that each one electromagnetism follows from electrostatics and from the requirement for the easiest legislation allowable below the relativistic constraint. by way of those insights, the writer hopes to motivate scholars to consider theories as but undeveloped and to work out this version as important in different components of physics.
After an introductory bankruptcy constructing the mathematical historical past of the topic and a survey of a few new mathematical principles, the writer stories the rules of electrostatics. He then introduces Einstein's specific idea of relativity and applies it during the remainder of the e-book. issues handled variety from Gauss's theorem, Coulomb's legislation, the Faraday impression and Fresnel's equations to a number of enlargement of the radiation box , interference and diffraction, waveguides and cavities and electrical and magnetic susceptibility.
Carefully chosen difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy invite readers to check their seize of the fabric. Professor Schwartz acquired his Ph.D. from Columbia collage and has taught physics there and at Stanford collage. he's probably top identified for his experimental examine within the box of high-energy physics and was once a co-discoverer of the muon-type neutrino in 1962. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger.

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