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Electrodynamics

An Intensive Course

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Electrodynamics: Phenomenological Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 3-75
    3. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 77-114
    4. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 115-168
    5. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 169-297
    6. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 299-332
  3. Relativistic Formulation of Electrodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-334
    2. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 335-376
    3. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 377-435
    4. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 437-508
  4. Introduction to General Relativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
    2. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 511-590
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 591-669

About this book

Introduction

This book is devoted to the fundamentals of classical electrodynamics, one of the most beautiful and productive theories in physics. A general survey on the applicability of physical theories shows that only few theories can be compared to electrodynamics. Essentially, all electric and electronic devices used around the world are based on the theory of electromagnetism.

It was Maxwell who created, for the first time, a unified description of the electric and magnetic phenomena in his electromagnetic field theory. Remarkably, Maxwell’s theory contained in itself also the relativistic invariance of the special relativity, a fact which was discovered only a few decades later.

The present book is an outcome of the authors’ teaching experience over many years in different countries and for different students studying diverse fields of physics. The book is intended for students at the level of undergraduate and graduate studies in physics, astronomy, engineering, applied mathematics and for researchers working in related subjects.

We hope that the reader will not only acquire knowledge, but will also grasp the beauty of theoretical physics. A set of about 130 solved and proposed problems shall help to attain this aim.

Keywords

Maxwell's equations electrodynamics phenomena electromagnetic field electromagnetic waves special and general theory of relativity textbook electrodynamics textbook electromagnetic field textbook relativity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of PhysicsAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

About the authors

Masud Chaichian: Editor journal EPJ C, very prominent scientist in high energy physics.

Previous affiliations: Durham Univ, UK; Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK; Hamburg Univ, Germany;

Weizmann Institute, Israel; CERN.

Scientific interests: Quantum Field Theory, Noncommutative geometry, String theory,

Higher-Dimensional Theories

Teaching: Over 20 years experience in teaching Theories of Elementary Particle Physics, Path

Integrals, Theoretical physics

261 publications in SPIRES.

Address:

High Energy Physics Division

Department of Physical Sciences and Helsinki Institute of Physics

POB 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

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Textbook features:

problems with solutions, end of chapter summaries, worked examples, high level figures, boxed inserts, highlighted key math and explanations, appendix, index

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Electrodynamics
  • Book Subtitle An Intensive Course
  • Authors Masud Chaichian
    Ioan Merches
    Daniel Radu
    Anca Tureanu
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17381-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-17380-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-56853-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-17381-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 669
  • Number of Illustrations 140 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Classical Electrodynamics
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Reviews

“This book presents the theory of electromagnetism and is aimed at an advanced undergraduate or early graduate student … . Each chapter includes five solved problems … which nicely complement the chapter’s content, and 10 unsolved problems that help fill in more calculational details and provide some practice with the theoretical formalism.” (Peter Bernard Weichman, Mathematical Reviews, August, 2017)