Classical Electromagnetic Theory by Jack VanderlindeClassical Electromagnetic Theory by Jack Vanderlinde

Classical Electromagnetic Theory

byJack Vanderlinde

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642) This book is a second edition of "Classical Electromagnetic Theory" which derived from a set of lecture notes compiled over a number of years of teaching elect- magnetic theory to fourth year physics and electrical engineering students. These students had a previous exposure to electricity and magnetism, and the material from the ?rst four and a half chapters was presented as a review. I believe that the book makes a reasonable transition between the many excellent elementary books such as Gri?th's Introduction to Electrodynamics and the obviously graduate level books such as Jackson's Classical Electrodynamics or Landau and Lifshitz' Elect- dynamics of Continuous Media. If the students have had a previous exposure to Electromagnetictheory, allthematerialcanbereasonablycoveredintwosemesters. Neophytes should probable spend a semester on the ?rst four or ?ve chapters as well as, depending on their mathematical background, the Appendices B to F. For a shorter or more elementary course, the material on spherical waves, waveguides, and waves in anisotropic media may be omitted without loss of continuity.
Title:Classical Electromagnetic TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.01 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048167078

ISBN - 13:9789048167074

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Table of Contents

Static Electric and Magnetic Fields in Vacuum.- Charge and Current Distributions.- Slowly Varying Fields in Vacuum.- Energy and Momentum.- Static Potentials in Vacuum - Laplace's Equation.- Static Potentials with Sources-Poisson's Equation.- Static Electromagnetic Fields in Matter.- Time-Dependent Electromagnetic Fields in Matter.- Waveguide Propagation-Bounded Waves.- Electromagnetic Radiation.- The Covariant Formulation.- Radiation Reaction-Electrodynamics.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:"Electromagnetic theory is a core subject for students of physics and is often taught at various levels . . Vanderlinde's book is aimed in between - for the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course . . provides appendixes to cover the tensor framework and special functions that are needed. . A large number of worked examples provides students with a toehold in dealing with problems. This book would serve as a solid addition to the physics collection of an undergraduate or graduate library. Summing Up: Highly recommended." (J. McCleary, CHOICE, Vol. 43 (1), September, 2005)"This textbook is written for senior-level college/university students of physics and electrical engineering. It is based on the author's classroom lecture notes. . The developments in the text are supported by a collection of very well-drawn figures. Most chapters include some worked-out examples to illustrate new concepts . ." (Philip Huddleston, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 k)