Classical Electrodynamics

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Avalon Publishing, Sep 11, 1998 - Science - 592 pages
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Classical 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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理论层次高于Jackson,但清晰精辟得多

Contents

Maxwells Equations
1
Magnetic Charge I
17
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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Julian Schwinger (1918-1994) was born in New York City. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in 1939. He also received honorary doctorates in science from Purdue, Brandeis, Harvard, and Gustavus Adolphus College. He taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1972 until his death. In 1965, Dr. Schwinger received (with Richard Feynman and Sin Itiro Tomonaga) the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in quantum electrodynamics. A National Research Foundation Fellow (1939-1940) and a Guggenheim Fellow (1970), he was the recipient of many awards, including: the First Einstein Prize Award for Physics (1964), and the American Academy of Achievement Award (1987). The late Julian Schwinger shared the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics with Richard Feynman and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga for their work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Lester L. DeRaad, Jr. is Senior Research Specialist at Logicon RDA. Kimball A Milton is Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Wu-yang Tsai is Scatterometer Project Engineer and Group Supervisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The late Julian Schwinger shared the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics with Richard Feynman and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga for their work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Lester L. DeRaad, Jr. is Senior Research Specialist at Logicon RDA. Kimball A Milton is Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Wu-yang Tsai is Scatterometer Project Engineer and Group Supervisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The late Julian Schwinger shared the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics with Richard Feynman and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga for their work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Lester L. DeRaad, Jr. is Senior Research Specialist at Logicon RDA. Kimball A Milton is Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Wu-yang Tsai is Scatterometer Project Engineer and Group Supervisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The late Julian Schwinger shared the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics with Richard Feynman and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga for their work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Lester L. DeRaad, Jr. is Senior Research Specialist at Logicon RDA. Kimball A Milton is Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Wu-yang Tsai is Scatterometer Project Engineer and Group Supervisor at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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