9781107014022

Electricity and Magnetism

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107014022

  • ISBN10:

    1107014026

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/21/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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Summary

For 50 years, Edward M. Purcell's classic textbook has introduced students to the wonders of electricity and magnetism. The third edition has been brought up to date and is now in SI units. It features hundreds of new examples, problems and figures and contains discussions of real-life applications. The textbook covers all the standard introductory topics, such as electrostatics, magnetism, circuits, electromagnetic waves and electric and magnetic fields in matter. Taking a non-traditional approach, magnetism is derived as a relativistic effect. Mathematical concepts are introduced in parallel with the physics topics at hand, making the motivations clear. Macroscopic phenomena are derived rigorously from microscopic phenomena. With worked examples, hundreds of illustrations and nearly 600 end-of-chapter problems and exercises, this textbook is ideal for electricity and magnetism courses. Solutions to the exercises are available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107014022.

Table of Contents

Electrostatics: charges and fields
The electric potential
Electric fields around conductors
Electric currents
The fields of moving charges
The magnetic field
Electromagnetic induction
Alternating-current circuits
Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves
Electric fields in matter
Magnetic fields in matter
Appendixes
References
Index
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