Macroscopic Electrodynamics: An Introductory Graduate Treatment by Walter Wilcox

Macroscopic Electrodynamics: An Introductory Graduate Treatment

byWalter Wilcox, Chris Thron

Kobo ebook | January 15, 2016

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“Macroscopic Electrodynamics” is a comprehensive two-semester introductory graduate-level textbook on classical electrodynamics for use in physics and engineering programs. The word “macroscopic” is intended to indicate both the large-scale nature of the theory, as well as the fact that emphasis is placed upon applications of the so-called macroscopic Maxwell equations to idealized media.

This book emphasizes principles and practical methods of analysis, which are often presented in fresh and original ways. Illustrative examples are carefully chosen to promote the students' physical intuition, and are worked out in detail to give students a thorough grounding in solution techniques. The style is informal yet mathematically sound, and presumes only a basic familiarity with electrodynamics such as may be obtained in a one-semester junior-level undergraduate class.

At the end of each chapter many original problems are provided which illustrate or expand upon specific sections of the text. The problems are at the heart of the text and are meant to encourage students, develop confidence, and emphasize ideas while avoiding both oversimplification and inordinate calculational difficulties.



  • Introduction and Perspectives
  • Introduction to Electrostatics
  • Boundary Value Problems in Electrostatics
  • Electrostatics in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
  • Multipoles, Electrostatics of Macroscopic Media, Dielectrics
  • Magnetostatics
  • Time Varying Fields I
  • Time Varying Fields II
  • Plane Electromagnetic Waves and Propagation in Matter
  • Waveguides and Resonant Cavities
  • Radiation of Systems and Point Particles
  • Scattering and Diffraction
  • Relativistic Formulations of Electrodynamics
  • Special Topics
  • Appendix on Electromagnetic Units
Title:Macroscopic Electrodynamics: An Introductory Graduate TreatmentFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 15, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814616648

ISBN - 13:9789814616645

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