Electrodynamics of Continua I

Foundations and Solid Media

  • A. C. Eringen
  • G. A. Maugin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 1-25
  3. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 26-46
  4. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 47-90
  5. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 91-127
  6. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 128-179
  7. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 180-238
  8. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 239-306
  9. A. C. Eringen, G. A. Maugin
    Pages 307-372
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 373-I18

About this book


The electrodynamics of continua is a branch ofthe physical sciences concerned with the interaction of electromagnetic fields with deformable bodies. De­ formable bodies are considered to be continua endowed with continuous distributions of mass and charge. The theory of electromagnetic continua is concerned with the determination of deformations, motions, stress, and elec­ tromagnetic fields developed in bodies upon the applications of external loads. External loads may be of mechanical origin (e.g., forces, couples, constraints placed on the surface of the body, and initial and boundary conditions arising from thermal and other changes) and/or electromagnetic origin (e.g., electric, magnetic, and current fields). Because bodies of different constitutions respond to external stimuli in a different way, it is imperative to characterize properly the response functions relevant to a given class of continua. This is done by means of the constitutive theory. For example, an elastic dielectric responds to electromagnetic fields in a totally different way than a magnetic fluid. The present book is intended to present a unified approach to the subject matter, based on the principles of contemporary continuum physics.


Maxwell Potential Rigid body electromagnetic wave magnetic field magnetism optics

Authors and affiliations

  • A. C. Eringen
    • 1
  • G. A. Maugin
    • 2
  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Modélisation en MécaniqueUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie et C.N.R.S.Paris 05France

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment