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Classical Theory of Electromagnetism

  • Chao-Cheng Wang
Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG, volume 17)

Abstract

The classical theory of electromagnetism is formulated on the basis of a particular frame of reference, called the rest frame or the ether frame, in the Newtonian space-time. We develop this theory in four stages: first, electrostatics concerning the electric fields associated with a steady distribution of electric charges; second, magnetostatics concerning the magnetic fields associated with a steady distribution of electric currents; third, time-varying electromagnetism concerning the time-dependent electromagnetic fields associated with unsteady charge-current distributions; and fourth, electromagnetism for deforming media concerning the interaction of electromagnetic fields with mechanical stress and strain fields.

Keywords

Field Equation Classical Theory Point Charge Inertial Frame Polarization Field 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chao-Cheng Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Rice UniversityHoustonUSA

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