A Course in Classical Physics 3 ― Electromagnetism
Springer | Physics | Jul 30 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319408704 | 403 pages | pdf | 8.76 mb
Authors: Bettini, Alessandro
Presents classical concepts, taking into account their evolution in modern physics
Places emphasis on the experimental basis of the concepts
Includes references to the historical roots of basic concepts, including works of the original authors
Provides a number of "Questions" to help readers check their level of understanding
Focusing on electromagnetism, this third volume of a four-volume textbook covers the electric field under static conditions, constant electric currents and their laws, the magnetic field in a vacuum, electromagnetic induction, magnetic energy under static conditions, the magnetic properties of matter, and the unified description of electromagnetic phenomena provided by Maxwell's equations.
The four-volume textbook as a whole covers electromagnetism, mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, and waves and light, and is designed to reflect the typical syllabus during the first two years of a calculus-based university physics program.
Throughout all four volumes, particular attention is paid to in-depth clarification of conceptual aspects, and to this end the historical roots of the principal concepts are traced. Emphasis is also consistently placed on the experimental basis of the concepts, highlighting the experimental nature of physics. Whenever feasible at the elementary level, concepts relevant to more advanced courses in quantum mechanics and atomic, solid state, nuclear, and particle physics are included.
The textbook offers an ideal resource for physics students, lecturers and, last but not least, all those seeking a deeper understanding of the experimental basics of physics.Number of Illustrations and Tables
207 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
Classical Electrodynamics, Wave Phenomena
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Magnetism, Magnetic Materials
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