# Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshell

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Description: This graduate-level physics textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the basic principles and phenomena of classical electromagnetism. While many electromagnetism texts use the subject to teach mathematical methods of physics, here the More...

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List price: $115.00

Copyright year: 2012

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication date: 4/8/2012

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 712

Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall

Weight: 3.498

Language: English

This graduate-level physics textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the basic principles and phenomena of classical electromagnetism. While many electromagnetism texts use the subject to teach mathematical methods of physics, here the emphasis is on the physical ideas themselves. Anupam Garg distinguishes between electromagnetism in vacuum and that in material media, stressing that the core physical questions are different for each. In vacuum, the focus is on the fundamental content of electromagnetic laws, symmetries, conservation laws, and the implications for phenomena such as radiation and light. In material media, the focus is on understanding the response of the media to imposed fields, the attendant constitutive relations, and the phenomena encountered in different types of media such as dielectrics, ferromagnets, and conductors. The text includes applications to many topical subjects, such as magnetic levitation, plasmas, laser beams, and synchrotrons.Classical Electromagnetism in a Nutshellis ideal for a yearlong graduate course and features more than 300 problems, with solutions to many of the advanced ones. Key formulas are given in both SI and Gaussian units along with a discussion of how to convert between them, making the book accessible to adherents of both systems.Offers a complete treatment of classical electromagnetismEmphasizes physical ideasSeparates the treatment of electromagnetism in vacuum and material mediaPresents key formulas in both SI and Gaussian unitsCovers applications to other areas of physicsIncludes more than 300 problems