Electromagnetic Field Theory for Engineers and Physicists

  • Günther Lehner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 569-659

About this book


This established, didactically excellent textbook unifies intuitiveness with extraordinary precision of its terminology and the derivation of concepts. It was developed as manuscript to teach students in electrical engineering, and has served to do so for thousands of students over two decades.

Discussed is the electromagnetic field theory and its mathematical methods. Maxwell’s equations are presented and explained. It follows a detailed discussion of electrostatics, flux problems, magnetostatics, quasi stationary fields, and electromagnetic waves.

The author presents how to apply numerical methods like finite differences, finite elements, boundary elements, image charge methods, and Monte-Carlo methods to field theory problems. He offers an outlook on fundamental issues in physics including quantum mechanics. Some of these issues concern still unanswered questions. A chapter dedicated to the theory of special relativity, which allows to simplify a number of field theory problems, complements this book.

This book’s usefulness is not limited to engineering students, but can also be very helpful for physicists and other branches of science.


Current density Electrostatics Magnetic field electrodynamics electromagnetic field theory electromagnetic wave magnetism

Authors and affiliations

  • Günther Lehner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fak. 05 Informatik, ElektrotechnikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76306-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76305-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76306-2
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