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Basic Electromagnetic Theory

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July 2016
9781942270744
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    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    7th July 2016
  • ISBN 9781942270744
  • Language English
  • Pages 176 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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June 2016
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    9th June 2016
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  • Language English
  • Pages 176 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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July 2016
9781683922605
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    7th July 2016
  • ISBN 9781683922605
  • Language English
  • Pages 176 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$124.95

Basic Electromagnetic Theory is designed as a concise introduction to electromagnetic field theory emphasizing the physical foundations of the subject. It is aimed at both undergraduates and interested laypersons. It has been based on the author's experience both as a former field theorist (working on quantum electrodynamics) and currently as an applied optical physicist. As such, it covers much material from the standard university syllabus. It also develops a number of themes in greater detail, so as to cover a number of non-standard topics that provide a fuller understanding of the subject. A key aspect to the book is the macroscopic approach to the subject from the outset. Most readers will have some familiarity with the standard mathematics employed, but a review chapter is provided at the beginning to help give some guidance on these topics as they are used throughout the book.

Features:
•Designed as a concise introduction to electromagnetic field theory emphasizing the physical foundations of the subject
•Covers a number of non-standard topics that provide a fuller understanding of the subject

1: Introduction.
2: Mathematical Topics.
3: Maxwell’s Equations,

Part I.
4: Maxwell’s Equations,

Part II.
5: Physical Degrees of Freedom.
6: Physical Observables.
7: Distributions of Charge, Macroscopic Matter, and Boundary Conditions.
8: Conclusions and Omissions.

Exercises and Solutions.
Bibliography.
Index.

James Babington

James Babington has a PhD in theoretical particle physics. He has held a number of post-doctoral positions in the UK and Europe and is currently an optical designer and applied optical physicist, but with a strong interest in electrodynamics and field theory.