## Electrodynamics of continuous mediaCovers the theory of electromagnetic fields in matter, and the theory of the macroscopic electric and magnetic properties of matter. There is a considerable amount of new material particularly on the theory of the magnetic properties of matter and the theory of optical phenomena with new chapters on spatial dispersion and non-linear optics. The chapters on ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism and on magnetohydrodynamics have been substantially enlarged and eight other chapters have additional sections. |

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### Contents

ELECTROSTATICS OF CONDUCTORS 1 The electrostatic field of conductors | 1 |

2 The energy of the electrostatic field of conductors | 3 |

3 Methods of solving problems in electrostatics | 8 |

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