Classical Electromagnetic Radiation

ISBN-10: 0486490602
ISBN-13: 9780486490601
Edition: 3rd 2012
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List price: $33.75
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Newly corrected, this highly acclaimed text is suitable for advanced physics courses. The author presents a very accessible macroscopic view of classical electromagnetics that emphasizes integrating electromagnetic theory with physical optics. The survey follows the historical development of physics, culminating in the use of four-vector relativity to fully integrate electricity with magnetism.

Introduction to the Dover Edition
Preface
Fundamentals of Static Electromagnetism
Units
The Laws of Coulomb and Gauss
Dielectric Media
The Laws of Biot-Savart and Amp�re
The Lorentz Force
Magnetic Materials
Summary of Equations for Static Fields
Boundary Conditions on the Field Vectors
Point Charges and the Delta-Function
Problems
Multipole Fields
The Electric Dipole
Multipole Expansion of the Potential
The Dipole Potential
The Quadrupole Potential and the Quadrupole Moment
Further Remarks Concerning Electric Multipoles
Magnetic Multipoles
Magnetic Scalar Potential and Fictitious Poles
Magnetic Circuits and the Magnetic Ohm's Law
Problems
The Equations of Laplace and Poisson
General Properties of Harmonic Functions
Laplace's Equation in Rectangular Coordinates
Laplace's Equation in Spherical Coordinates
Spherical Harmonics
Laplace's Equation in Cylindrical Coordinates
Numerical Evaluation of Laplace Solutions
Poisson's Equation-The Space-Charge-Limited Diode
Problems
Dynamic Electromagnetism
Conservation of Charge and the Equation of Continuity
Electromagnetic Induction
Maxwell's Modification of Amp�re's Law
Maxwell's Equations
Potential Functions of the Electromagnetic Field
Energy in the Electromagnetic Field
Electrostatic Energy and Coefficients of Potential
The Maxwell Stress Tensor
The Lagrange Function for a Charged Particle in an Electromagnetic Field
Electromagnetism and Relativity
Problems
Electromagnetic Waves
Plane Electromagnetic Waves in Nonconducting Media
Polarization
Poynting's Vector for Complex Fields
Radiation Pressure
Plane Waves in Conducting Media
Current Distribution in Conductors-The Skin Effect
Problems
Reflection and Refraction
Reflection and Transmission for Normal Incidence on a Dielectric Medium
Oblique Incidence-The Fresnel Equations
Total Internal Reflection
Reflection from a Metallic Surface
Refraction into a Conducting Medium
Problems
Waveguides
Two-Conductor Transmission Lines
Propagation of Waves Between Conducting Planes
Waves in Hollow Conductors
TE and TM Waves
Rectangular Waveguides
Optical Fibers
Problems
Retarded Potentials and Fields and Radiation by Charged Particles
Retarded Potentials
Retarded Fields
The Li�nard-Wiechert Potentials
The Li�nard-Wiechert Fields
Fields Produced by a Charged Particle in Uniform Motion
Radiation from an Accelerated Charged Particle at Low Velocities
Radiation from a Charged Particle with Collinear Velocity and Acceleration
Radiation from a Charged Particle Confined to a Circular Orbit
Problems
Antennas
Radiation by Multipole Moments
Electric Dipole Radiation
Complete Fields of a Time-Dependent Electric Dipole
Linear Antennas
Antenna Directivity and Effective Area
Electric Quadrupole Radiation
Antenna Arrays
Magnetic Dipole Radiation
Problems
Classical Electron Theory
Scattering of an Electromagnetic Wave by a Charged Particle
Dispersion in Gases
Dispersion in Dense Matter
Conductivity of Metals
Wave Propagation in a Plasma
The Zeeman Effect
Radiation Damping
Problems
Interference and Coherence
Wiener's Experiment and the "Light Vector"
Coherent and Incoherent Intensities
"Almost Monochromatic" Radiation
Interference by Division of Wave Fronts
Interference by Division of Amplitudes
Coherence Time and Lengths
Visibility of Interference Fringes
Multiple Apertures-Diffraction Grating
Multiple Reflections-Fabry-Perot Interferometer
Problems
Scalar Diffraction Theory and the Fraunhofer Limit
The Helmholtz-Kirchhoff Integral
The Kirchhoff Diffraction Theory
Babinet's Principle
Fresnel Zones
Fraunhofer Diffraction
Single Slit
Double and Multiple Slits
Rectangular Aperture
Circular Aperture
Problems
Fresnel Diffraction and the Transition to Geometrical Optics
The Fresnel Approximation
The Transition Between Wave and Geometrical Optics
Gaussian Beams and Laser Resonators
Problems
Relativistic Electrodynamics
Galilean Transformation
Lorentz Transformation
Velocity, Momentum, and Energy in Relativity
Four-Vectors in Electrodynamics
Electromagnetic Field Tensors
Transformation Properties of the Field Tensor
Electric Field of a Point Charge in Uniform Motion
Magnetic Field due to a Long Wire Carrying a Uniform Current
Radiation by an Accelerated Charge
Motion of a Charged Particle in an Electromagnetic Field-Lagrangian Formulation
Lagrangian Formulation of the Field Equations
Energy-Momentum Tensor of the Electromagnetic Field
Problems
Vector and Tensor Analysis
Definition of a Vector
Vector Algebra
Vector Differential Operators
Differential Operations in Curvilinear Coordinates
Integral Theorems
Definition of a Tensor
Diagonalization of a Tensor
Tensor Operations
Fourier Series and Integrals
Fourier Series
Fourier Integrals
Fundamental Constants
Conversion of Electric and Magnetic Units
Equivalence of Electromagnetic Equations in the SI and Gaussian Systems
Bibliography
Index

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