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Classical Electromagnetic Radiation

Classical Electromagnetic Radiation - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0030972775

Cover of Classical Electromagnetic Radiation 3RD 95 (ISBN 978-0030972775)
ISBN13: 978-0030972775
ISBN10: 0030972779
Edition: 3RD 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 1995
International: No

Classical Electromagnetic Radiation - 3RD 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0030972775

Mark A. Heald and Jerry B. Marion

ISBN13: 978-0030972775
ISBN10: 0030972779
Edition: 3RD 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Saunders College Division
Published: 1995
International: No

The revision of this highly acclaimed text is designed for use in advanced physics courses - basic knowledge of vector calculus and Fourier analysis is assumed. A very accessible macroscopic view of classical electromagnetics is presented with emphasis on integrating electromagnetic theory with physical optics.

  • Overview of historical development is followed by a discussion of the theory of gravitation and planetary motion, helping students see how laws of mechanics developed from real problem-solving efforts.
  • Approximately 40% of the text is new or rewritten. There are many new, and more applied, end-of-chapter problems.
  • A number of contemporary journal articles have been cited within the text to demonstrate that this archetypal "classical" subject still provides new applications and interpretations.
  • Current, computer-based computational methods are explained including updated treatment of numerical evaluation of special functions.
  • New detailed discussion has been included on many complex physics phenomena including relaxation to equilibrium of an electrostatic system, characteristic impedance and optical fibres in transmission lines, and treatment of modes in laser cavities with Gaussian beams.
  • Coverage of radiation pressure has been moved from Chapter 13 to Chapter 5 which enables instructors to present the concepts more effectively. Coverage of real-world light sources has been improved with discussion of coherence time and lengths of quasi-monochromatic signals.
  • The treatment of Fresnel diffraction has been placed in two new chapters (Chapters 12-13), expanded, and used to model the transition between the Fraunhofre and geometrical limits.

Author Bio

Heald, Mark A. : Swarthmore College

Marion, Jerry B. :

Jerry B. Marion, late of the University of Maryland

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Static Electromagnetism.
Multipole Fields.
The Equations of Laplace and Poisson.
Dynamic Electromagnetism.
Electromagnetic Waves.
Reflection and Refraction.
Retarded Potentials and Fields and Radiation by Charged Particles.
Classical Electron Theory.
Interference and Coherence.
Scalar Diffraction Theory and the Fraunhofer Limit.
Fresnel Diffraction and the Transition to Geometrical Optics.
Relativistic Electrodynamics.

Appendix A: Vector and Tensor Analysis.
Appendix B: Fourier Series and Integrals.
Appendix C: Fundamental Constants.
Appendix D: Conversion of Electric and Magnetic Units.
Appendix E: Equivalence of Electromagnetic Equations in the SI and Gaussian Systems.


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