## Classical ElectrodynamicsClassical Electrodynamics captures Schwinger's inimitable lecturing style, in which everything flows inexorably from what has gone before. Novel elements of the approach include the immediate inference of Maxwell's equations from Coulomb's law and (Galilean) relativity, the use of action and stationary principles, the central role of Green's functions both in statics and dynamics, and, throughout, the integration of mathematics and physics. Thus, physical problems in electrostatics are used to develop the properties of Bessel functions and spherical harmonics. The latter portion of the book is devoted to radiation, with rather complete treatments of synchrotron radiation and diffraction, and the formulation of the mode decomposition for waveguides and scattering. Consequently, the book provides the student with a thorough grounding in electrodynamics in particular, and in classical field theory in general, subjects with enormous practical applications, and which are essential prerequisites for the study of quantum field theory.An essential resource for both physicists and their students, the book includes a ”Reader's Guide,” which describes the major themes in each chapter, suggests a possible path through the book, and identifies topics for inclusion in, and exclusion from, a given course, depending on the instructor's preference. Carefully constructed problems complement the material of the text, and introduce new topics. The book should be of great value to all physicists, from first-year graduate students to senior researchers, and to all those interested in electrodynamics, field theory, and mathematical physics.The text for the graduate classical electrodynamics course was left unfinished upon Julian Schwinger's death in 1994, but was completed by his coauthors, who have brilliantly recreated the excitement of Schwinger's novel approach. |

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### Contents

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Macroscopic Electrodynamics | 33 |

Simple Model for Constitutive Relations | 45 |

Magnetic Properties of Matter | 63 |

temperature The solid curves are the plots of the right side | 71 |

Macroscopic Energy and Momentum | 75 |

Review of Action Principles | 85 |

Modes and Variations | 295 |

Magnetostatics | 313 |

Macroscopic Current Distributions | 319 |

Magnetic Multipoles | 325 |

Magnetic Scalar Potential | 331 |

Magnetic Charge II | 337 |

RadiationField Point of View | 351 |

RadiationSource Point of View | 361 |

Action Principle for Electrodynamics | 97 |

Einsteinian Relativity | 111 |

Stationary Principles for Electrostatics | 125 |

Introduction to Greens Functions | 137 |

Electrostatics in Free Space | 141 |

SemiInfinite Dielectric | 147 |

Application of Greens Function | 157 |

Bessel Functions | 165 |

Parallel Conducting Plates | 177 |

q 0 tr The coordinate z is perpendicular to the page A unit | 190 |

Modified Bessel Functions | 193 |

Cylindrical Conductors | 205 |

Spherical Harmonics | 231 |

Coulombs Potential | 243 |

Multipoles | 257 |

Conducting and Dielectric Spheres | 265 |

charge at r and the image charges at F rº and F | 275 |

Dielectrics and Conductors | 283 |

is no free charge density | 287 |

Models of Antennas | 367 |

Spectral Distribution of Radiation | 375 |

Power Spectrum and Čerenkov Radiation | 385 |

Constant Acceleration and Impulse | 391 |

Synchrotron Radiation I | 401 |

Synchrotron Radiation IIPolarization | 413 |

Propagation in a Dielectric Medium | 427 |

Reflection by an Imperfect Conductor | 445 |

Waveguides x | 459 |

Scattering by Small Obstacles | 471 |

PartialWave Analysis of Scattering | 479 |

Diffraction I | 491 |

Diffraction II | 509 |

Babinets Principle | 523 |

Dispersion Relations for the Susceptibility | 539 |

Charged Particle Energy Loss | 545 |

A Units | 555 |

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Classical Electrodynamics Julian Schwinger,Lester L. Deraad Jr.,Kimball Milton,Wu-yang Tsai Limited preview - 1998 |

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Page 19 - The first theoretical calculation of the motion of a charged particle in the presence of a single magnetic pole was performed by Poincare in 1896 to explain recent observations.