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Electricity and Magnetism

New Formulation by Introduction of Superconductivity


  • The correspondence of the electric phenomena and the magnetic phenomena (E-B) analogy is clearly shown

  • Provides an introduction to superconductivity at the undergraduate student level

  • Standardizes the teaching of electromagnetism to undergraduate students and also serves as a textbook for teachers

  • Contains many informative columns of differences between ideal and reality as well as exercises with thoroughly detailed answers with formulas.


Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Static Electric Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 3-31
    3. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 33-53
    4. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 55-74
    5. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 75-97
    6. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 99-120
  3. Static Magnetic Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 123-154
    3. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 155-176
    4. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 177-199
    5. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 201-228
  4. Time-Dependent Electromagnetic Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 231-253
    3. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 255-269
    4. Teruo Matsushita
      Pages 271-290
  5. Teruo Matsushita
    Pages E1-E2
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-384

About this book


The author introduces the concept that superconductivity can establish a perfect formalism of electricity and magnetism. The correspondence of conductors that exhibit perfect electrostatic shielding (E=0) in the static condition and superconductors that show perfect diamagnetism (B=0) is given to help readers understand the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

Another helpful aspect with the introduction of the superconductivity feature perfect diamagnetism is that the correspondence in the development of the expression of magnetic energy and electric energy is clearly shown.

Additionally, the basic mathematical operation and proofs are shown in an appendix, and there is full use of examples and exercises in each chapter with thorough answers.


E-B Analogy Electromagnetic Induction Magnetic Energy Magnetic Phenomena in Superconductors Teaching Electricity and Magnetism Textbook Electricity and Magnetism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kyushu Institute of Technology Dept. Computer Science & ElectronicsIizukaJapan

About the authors

Teruo Matsushita is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electronics at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. 

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