Electricity and Magnetism

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 14, 1991 - Science - 197 pages
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This is an undergraduate textbook on the physics of electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic fields and waves. It is written mainly with the physics student in mind, although it will also be of use to students of electrical and electronic engineering. The approach is concise but clear, and the authors have assumed that the reader will be familiar with the basic phenomena. The theory, however, is set out in a completely self-contained and coherent way and developed to the point where the reader can appreciate the beauty and coherence of the Maxwell equations. Throughout, the authors stress the relationships between microscopic structure of matter and the observed macroscopic electric and magnetic fields. The applications cover a wide range of topics, and each chapter ends with a set of problems with answers.
 

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Contents

Mathematical prologue
1
Charges and currents
7
Electrostatics
15
Electric dipoles
25
Faradays law and Maxwells
39
Electromagnetic waves in a vacuum
45
The electrostatics of conductors
54
Steady currents in conductors
64
Timedependent fields in metals and plasmas
110
Superconductors
118
Surface electricity
128
Radiation
135
Applications of radiation theory
144
Transmission lines wave guides and optical fibres
152
The electromagnetic field and special relativity
162
Appendix B The uniqueness theorem
169

Magnetostatics
71
Insulators
82
Magnetic properties of materials
92
Timedependent fields in insulators
99
Further reading
176
Index
195
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Noel Cottingham is a theoretician working in the HH Wills Physics Laboratory at the University of Bristol. He is also a visiting professor at the Universite Pierre at Marie Curie, Paris.

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