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Pohl's Introduction to Physics

Volume 2: Electrodynamics and Optics

  • Klaus Lüders
  • Robert O. Pohl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Electricity and Magnetism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 3-26
    3. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 27-66
    4. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 67-86
    5. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 87-99
    6. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 101-112
    7. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 113-127
    8. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 129-136
    9. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 137-158
    10. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 159-172
    11. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 173-194
    12. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 195-210
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      Pages 211-242
    14. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 243-260
    15. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 261-289
  3. Optics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 293-298
    3. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 299-325
    4. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 327-334
    5. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 335-370
    6. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 371-381
    7. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 383-411
    8. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 413-442
    9. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 443-456
    10. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 457-466
    11. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 467-489
    12. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 491-515
    13. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 517-535
    14. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 537-576
    15. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 577-589
    16. Klaus Lüders, Robert Otto Pohl
      Pages 591-614
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 615-634

About this book

Introduction

This introductory textbook on experimental physics covers the fields of electrodynamics and optics. It is a new edition of one of the classic textbooks by Robert W. Pohl, written to accompany his famous lecture courses. It served generations of physics and other science majors, not only in his native Germany, and was for many years a standard textbook. Pohl's lucid and memorable style and his consistent use of vivid demonstration experiments made his textbooks unique in their time.

This completely revised and updated modern edition attempts to retain his style and clarity in an up-to-date format. The accompanying videos document the original demonstration experiments and add many modern touches, bringing to life the numerous illustrations in the book and providing an instructive and motivating complement to the text. They are linked to the corresponding topics in the text and can be accessed directly online from the e-book version or downloaded to accompany the print version.

The clear and structured presentation, always based on experimental demonstrations, gives a lively introduction to the main disciplines in classical physics, here electrodynamics and optics. Although this volume is, like its originals, relatively modest in length, the material it covers often exceeds what is expected of an introductory textbook. Thus the book is suitable not only for undergraduate students and their lecturers, but also for more advanced students and generally interested readers, including teachers at all levels.

Keywords

Textbook Absorption Optics Textbook Diffraction Optics Textbook Electric Field Textbook Electricity Textbook Electrodynamics Textbook Electromagnetic Waves Textbook Interference Optics Textbook Magentic Field Textbook Optics Textbook Scattering Light

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Lüders
    • 1
  • Robert O. Pohl
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikOrganisation: Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50269-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50267-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50269-4
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