Introduction to Electrodynamics

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 29, 2017 - Science
This well-known undergraduate electrodynamics textbook is now available in a more affordable printing from Cambridge University Press. The Fourth Edition provides a rigorous, yet clear and accessible treatment of the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory and offers a sound platform for explorations of related applications (AC circuits, antennas, transmission lines, plasmas, optics and more). Written keeping in mind the conceptual hurdles typically faced by undergraduate students, this textbook illustrates the theoretical steps with well-chosen examples and careful illustrations. It balances text and equations, allowing the physics to shine through without compromising the rigour of the math, and includes numerous problems, varying from straightforward to elaborate, so that students can be assigned some problems to build their confidence and others to stretch their minds. A Solutions Manual is available to instructors teaching from the book; access can be requested from the resources section at www.cambridge.org/electrodynamics.
 

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Contents

Vector Analysis
1
Electrostatics
59
Potentials
113
Electric Fields in Matter
167
Magnetostatics
210
Magnetic Fields in Matter
266
Electrodynamics
296
Intermission
355
Electromagnetic Waves
382
Potentials and Fields
436
Radiation
466
Electrodynamics and Relativity
502
Vector Calculus in Curvilinear Coordinates
575
The Helmholtz Theorem
582
Units
585
Index
589

Conservation Laws
356

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David J. Griffiths is Emeritus Professor of Physics from Reed College, Oregon, where he taught physics for over thirty years. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he studied elementary particle theory.

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