Multipole Theory in Electromagnetism: Classical, quantum, and symmetry aspects, with applications

Hardcover | November 14, 2004

byRoger E. Raab, Owen L. de Lange

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This book provides an introduction to the classical, quantum, and symmetry aspects of multipole theory, demonstrating the successes of the theory and also its unphysical aspects. It presents a transformation theory which removes these unphysical properties. The book will be of interest tophysics students wishing to advance their knowledge of multipole theory, and also a useful reference work for molecular and optical physicists, theoretical chemists working on multipole effects, solid state physicists studying the effects of electromagnetic fields on condensed matter, engineers andapplied mathematicians with interests in anisotropic materials. An interesting recent development has been the increasing use of computer calculations in applications of multipole theory. The book will assist computational physicists and chemists wishing to work in this area to acquire thenecessary background in multipole theory.

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This book provides an introduction to the classical, quantum, and symmetry aspects of multipole theory, demonstrating the successes of the theory and also its unphysical aspects. It presents a transformation theory which removes these unphysical properties. The book will be of interest tophysics students wishing to advance their knowle...

Roger E. Raab is Professor of Physics at the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Owen L. de Lange is Professor of Physics at the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:November 14, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198567278

ISBN - 13:9780198567271

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Table of Contents

1. Classical multipole theory2. Quantum theory of multipole moments and polarizabilities3. Space and time properties4. Linear constitutive relations from multipole theory5. Transmission and scattering effects: direct multipole results6. Reflection effects: direct multipole results7. Transformations of the response fields and the constitutive sensor8. Applications of the gauge and Faraday transformations9. Transmission and reflection effects: transformed multipole results

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"A strong aspect of the book is indeed how it uses results from multipole theory to explain physics, from more simple properties such as electro- and magnetostatic forces and due to the multipole moments, to optical properties of different materials and physics of molecules." --Stefan Jakobsson (Goteborg), Zentralblatt MATH Vol 1093