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Electrodynamics

An Intensive Course

  • Masud Chaichian
  • Ioan Merches
  • Daniel Radu
  • Anca Tureanu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Electrodynamics: Phenomenological Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 3-75
    3. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 77-114
    4. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 115-168
    5. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 169-297
    6. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 299-332
  3. Relativistic Formulation of Electrodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-334
    2. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 335-376
    3. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 377-435
    4. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 437-508
  4. Introduction to General Relativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
    2. Masud Chaichian, Ioan Merches, Daniel Radu, Anca Tureanu
      Pages 511-590
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 591-669

About this book

Introduction

This book is devoted to the fundamentals of classical electrodynamics, one of the most beautiful and productive theories in physics. A general survey on the applicability of physical theories shows that only few theories can be compared to electrodynamics. Essentially, all electric and electronic devices used around the world are based on the theory of electromagnetism.

It was Maxwell who created, for the first time, a unified description of the electric and magnetic phenomena in his electromagnetic field theory. Remarkably, Maxwell’s theory contained in itself also the relativistic invariance of the special relativity, a fact which was discovered only a few decades later.

The present book is an outcome of the authors’ teaching experience over many years in different countries and for different students studying diverse fields of physics. The book is intended for students at the level of undergraduate and graduate studies in physics, astronomy, engineering, applied mathematics and for researchers working in related subjects.

We hope that the reader will not only acquire knowledge, but will also grasp the beauty of theoretical physics. A set of about 130 solved and proposed problems shall help to attain this aim.

Keywords

Maxwell's equations electrodynamics phenomena electromagnetic field electromagnetic waves special and general theory of relativity textbook electrodynamics textbook electromagnetic field textbook relativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Masud Chaichian
    • 1
  • Ioan Merches
    • 2
  • Daniel Radu
    • 3
  • Anca Tureanu
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of PhysicsAlexandru Ioan Cuza UniversityIasiRomania
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17381-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17380-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17381-3
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