## About this book

### Introduction

This [book] should please those colleagues who have in the past had to read their electromagnetism textbooks backwards' - New Scientist The driving force behind this text is the need for a modern presentation of the unity of electromagnetism based on the premise that electromagnetism is Maxwell's field equations in the same way as Newton's Laws of motion are classical mechanics. Thus, instead of the more usual historical development of the subject, David Dugdale's book introduces the student to Maxwell's field equations at the earliest opportunity in order that they serve as a basis for everything that follows. Familiarity with the basic facts and laws of electricity and magnetism is assumed, with only a brief review given in the text. Each chapter contains numerous worked and unworked problems which well assist the reader in assessing their understanding of the theory.

### Keywords

algebra classical mechanics electricity electromagnetism field theory fields magnetism magnetostatics Maxwell's equation Maxwell's equations mechanics radiation relativity statics theory of relativity

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